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The Red Bear Student Centre is seen here from the southwest. The architect, Douglas Cardinal, intended that it be a structure in which the University's aboriginal students could feel at home. Its circular form faces to the south, and its curved wall is reminiscent of a blanket warding off the cold north winds. A north to south direction mimics the migratory path of birds. It is a 1,880 square building with its centre intended for performances of ceremonies, presentations by speakers, and dancers. There is a ground level platform about 4.5 metres in height that rises from the basement, filled like a drum with soil from the immediate area of the building, that the ceremonies may ever be connected to the land.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 914] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-09-22
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 1/160 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2017-11-14 3:44
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