This residence accommodates students in their second year of study, including international and transfer students. Yamnuska Hall is Phase 6 of the University’s planned residence buildings; although first conceived in 2000, construction did not take place until 2009-2011. Upon completion, the Hall offered space to 589 students, alleviating the 400 student wait-list for places to stay on campus.
Following the tradition of using major Alberta landmarks as building names, the Hall was christened in a traditional Stoney pipe ceremony attended by students, Stoney elders, and President Elizabeth Cannon. The name Yamnuska is a Stoney name, translated as “wall of stone”; a student contest determined the name of the residence.
The Hall received LEED certification for its many environmentally sustainable features, including low flow plumbing, responsibly sourced building materials, Heat Recovery Wheels which captures heat from outgoing air, light sensors, and the use of products with the lowest possible levels of volatile organic compounds to ensure long term air quality.
Each student has a private bedroom arranged in suites of 2-3 with shared kitchenettes and bathrooms. A 360 tour is available.