Arts Students’ Advancement Program donates $30,000 to Dr. Alvin Woods building renovation
The Arts Students’ Advancement Program (ASAP) recently made a generous gift of $30,000 to furnish the six study rooms which will be unveiled as part of the Dr. Alvin Woods building renovation project. In recognition of this gift, the university will name each of the six rooms an “ASAP Quiet Study Room." One of the study rooms will also contain a display case for the exclusive use of conveying ASAP messages to students.
“We are excited to be in a position to make a difference in our community this year,” said Aamir Taiyeb, chair of the ASAP Council. “By donating the funds for this project, we are fulfilling our mandate of improving the overall undergraduate experience. This will be something that Arts students’ can be proud of for many years to come.”
The ASAP was created in 2005, when undergraduate students within the Faculty of Arts petitioned Wilfrid Laurier University to establish a voluntary student-contribution program. This program is directed to improve the educational experiences and opportunities for undergraduate Arts students, which are not normally funded through the university's budget.
“We are pleased to receive this gift from the ASAP,” said Dr. David Docherty, dean of Arts. “The ASAP has been an asset to the Laurier community by funding several great initiatives in the past year. These study rooms will create a great atmosphere for studying and will have a very positive impact on the usability of the space.”
ASAP is managed by the ASAP Council, which is a subcommittee of the Arts Students' Council.