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Inside peek at the IWC

Principal Daniel Woolf leads tour of the Innovation and Wellness Centre for government officials.

  • Jim McLellan (Academic Director, DDQIC), Principal Daniel Woolf, Kevin Deluzio (Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science), MPP Sophie Kiwala, MP Mark Gerretsen, Franco Lora (IWC project manager) John Witjes (Associate Vice-Principal Facilities), and Ann Tierney (Vice-Provost and Dean, Student Affairs) meet with workers from Ellis Don Construction (blue vests) during a tour of the Innovation and Wellness Centre.
    Jim McLellan (Academic Director, DDQIC), Principal Daniel Woolf, Kevin Deluzio (Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science), MPP Sophie Kiwala, MP Mark Gerretsen, Franco Lora (IWC project manager) John Witjes (Associate Vice-Principal Facilities), and Ann Tierney (Vice-Provost and Dean, Student Affairs) meet with workers from Ellis Don Construction (blue vests) during a tour of the Innovation and Wellness Centre.
  • IWC Project Manager Franco Lora points out features in the main floor of the Innovation and Wellness Centre to MPP Sophie Kiwala.
    IWC Project Manager Franco Lora points out features in the main floor of the Innovation and Wellness Centre to MPP Sophie Kiwala.
  • When completed, the Innovation and Wellness Centre will feature new innovation and engineering laboratory spaces, as well as facilities for health and wellness services.
    When completed, the Innovation and Wellness Centre will feature new innovation and engineering laboratory spaces, as well as facilities for health and wellness services.
  • Associate Vice-Principal (Facilities) John Witjes shows MPP Sophie Kiwala and MP Mark Gerretsen renderings of what the main lobby of the Innovation and Wellness Centre will look like upon completion.
    Associate Vice-Principal (Facilities) John Witjes shows MPP Sophie Kiwala and MP Mark Gerretsen renderings of what the main lobby of the Innovation and Wellness Centre will look like upon completion.
  • A view from the second floor of the Innovation and Wellness Centre, facing towards the stone facade of the former Physical Education Centre.
    A view from the second floor of the Innovation and Wellness Centre, facing towards the stone facade of the former Physical Education Centre.
  • IWC Project Manager Franco Lora highlights recent progress to Principal Daniel Woolf and MPP Sophie Kiwala.
    IWC Project Manager Franco Lora highlights recent progress to Principal Daniel Woolf and MPP Sophie Kiwala.
  • Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Kevin Deluzio, talks with MP Mark Gerretsen during a tour of the Innovation and Wellness Centre.
    Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Kevin Deluzio, talks with MP Mark Gerretsen during a tour of the Innovation and Wellness Centre.
  • The tour group takes in the sights from the third floor of the Innovation and Wellness Centre.
    The tour group takes in the sights from the third floor of the Innovation and Wellness Centre.

Principal Daniel Woolf took Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen and MPP Sophie Kiwala on a sneak preview tour of the Innovation and Wellness Centre on Friday, Nov. 17.

Joined by Kevin Deluzio, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, Jim McLellan, Academic Director of the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innonvation Centre, John Witjes, Associate Vice-Principal, Facilities, and Franco Lora, IWC Project Manager, the tour group were able to witness first-hand the progress on the site and see the innovation spaces, engineering labs, and wellness centre taking shape.

Located on the site of the former Physical Education Centre, the Innovation and Wellness Centre will feature expanded engineering facilities, makerspaces, and experiential learning spaces, as well as an Innovation Hub – centered around the successful Queen’s Innovation Connector – and state-of-the-art interdisciplinary laboratories. These facilities will increase opportunities for research, student design and learning, while also strengthening the university’s position in world-leading research. The innovation and engineering facilities will be co-located with space for Student Wellness Services and the chaplaincy.