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Queen's officially opens Brant House

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    Principal Daniel Woolf, left, and Chancellor Jim Leech, right, welcome Dr. Marlene Brant Castellano to the opening of Brant House. (Photo by Bernard Clark)
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    Ann Brant, widow of Dr. Clare Clifton Brant, speaks during the opening of Brant House on Saturday, Oct. 3. (Photo by Bernard Clark)
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    Janice Hill, director of the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre at Queen’s, speaks during the opening of Brant House . (Photo by Bernard Clark)
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    Brant House, one of two new residences at Queen's University, accommodates 271 students and was officially opened on Saturday, Oct. 3. (Photo by Bernard Clark)
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    A collective stomp dance, led by Tyendinaga Young Men Singers, was part of the festivities for the opening of Brant House on Saturday, Oct. 3. (Photo by Bernard Clark)

Queen’s University celebrated the opening of Brant House, one of two new student residences, on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The building is named in honour of Dr. Marlene Brant Castellano and Dr. Clare Clifton Brant  – Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, members of the Wolf Clan, and Queen’s graduates.

Dr. Marlene Brant Castellano (Arts’55, LLD’91) is a leader in Aboriginal education and research who has dedicated her life to the rights and well-being of Indigenous students. Her late brother, Dr. Clare Clifton Brant, was Canada’s first Aboriginal psychiatrist and worked to advance Aboriginal mental health issues.

The residence, which accommodates 271 students, is located on Lower Albert Street.

Queen’s campus is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territory.