Minna Ulrika is a well-lit windowed meeting facility that is created when the meeting facilities Minna and Ulrika are combined.
The meeting facility has been named after Minna Canth. Minna Canth (born Ulrika Wilhelmina Johnson; 19.3.1844 Tampere - 12.5.1897 Kuopio) was a Finnish author, female journalist, business woman and a societal influencer. As an author Canth was part of the Finnish realism pioneers. She wrote plays, novellas and short stories. She was the first notable Finnish-speaking playwright and prosaist after Aleksis Kivi and the first Finnish female journalist.
Canth was at the time a notable opinion leader and an intercessor of European ideas in Finland. She was liberal and Young Finnish Party -minded. Canth improved women's status by working on making girls' education opportunities better among other things. She was one of the pioneers of Finnish-speaking education.