Engaging global communities through the Lillian Meighen Wright Centre in Costa Rica


Felipe Montoya, James and Joanne Love Chair

Faculty of Environmental Studies

The Lillian Meighen Wright Centre opened on April 25, 2016 and will serve as the landmark building of York’s EcoCampus in Costa Rica.  Through a generous transformational donation from the Lillian Meighan and Don Wright Foundation, the Centre and property is located next to the 400-acre Las Nubes Forest Reserve, one of the largest rainforest ecosystems in Central America. The facility serves as the epicenter of the EcoCampus – a gathering place for researchers, artists, students and change makers from diverse backgrounds.  The Centre serves as an inviting and inspiring space for international researchers, writers, artists and performers as a destination for seminars, retreats and residencies.  For students, the Centre offers immersive experiential learning opportunities in a breathtaking natural and cultural setting.  Students will be able to participate in hands-on projects that prepare them for exciting careers and as engaged global citizens.

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