Chile - New Lo Cañas campus infrastructure serving youth of Silva Henríquez Catholic University

03 April 2019

(ANS - Santiago) - In March, to improve the quality of services and spaces for the students of the Silva Henríquez Catholic University (UCSH), the headquarters of the Salesian university in the "Lo Cañas" district of La Florida, a suburb of Santiago, opened the doors of its new facilities, now available to over 300 new students in the courses of Nursing, Kinesiology and Phonoaudiology, and those of Pedagogy in Physical Education.

The project encompasses a total area of ​​about three hectares, made available by the Salesian Province to the UCSH. The construction work of this new reality, which began in December last year, includes 11 new classrooms, two Chemistry and Biology laboratories, as well as the extension of the boarding school, theater redesign and new offices for academic staff.

In this regard, the Rector of the UCSH, Fr Galvarino Jofré, underscored that "among our future projects we are planning to develop a Family Health Center, similar to the one we have in the Central House, which could be connected to the Study and Attention Center of the Community (CEAC) or the Legal Clinic, which answers to the needs of the population that surrounds us and can become a truly significant contribution to this sector, given that this service is currently lacking."

The Rector also thanked all the people who actively participated in the project. "There's a great team here. And I am also very grateful to the Province for providing these spaces to the University."

For his part, the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences of UCSH, Prof. Miguel Acevedo, commented: "We are in a privileged environment, which allows us to develop academic activities in a very good way, demonstrating all the commitment and the will of the University to offer the best to our students."

While the Director of Physical Resources at UCSH, Patricio Hevia, stated that "at our Management Board, we are very happy, because we have seen the work at the beginning, from scratch, and today everything is completely different, improved. There is a lot to do, but from my point of view, we are taking a big step forward that will benefit students."

It should be noted that the team from the Student Affairs and Ministry Directorate (DAE), which welcomed and guided the new students, also attended the opening day on 11 March.


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