Completion of the $34-million medical school has been delayed a year, until September 2009. The project remains on budget but is $4 million short after Waterloo regional council capped its contribution.
The medical building has a concept but not an approved design and is not yet under construction.
“The planning process just takes time,” Van Nierop said. “It was an aggressive schedule in the first place.”
As planned, 15 medical students will still start their studies next fall at McMaster University in Hamilton.