Let there be light: new medical school building nears completion
Queen’s new medical school building on the corner of Arch and Stuart Streets is now 85 per cent complete, says senior project manager Mike Finn (shown standing on the top level of what has been dubbed “the glass lantern” – a three-storey atrium facing Stuart Street). Dry walling is nearly finished, painting has started, and furniture and equipment have been ordered. Over the summer, the building will be made functional and medical students will move into the state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility in September. The $77M-project has been made possible through support from the Canada-Ontario Knowledge Infrastructure Program: $28.8M from the federal government and $28.8M from the provincial government. The balance of $19.4M will be provided by gifts from alumni, friends, faculty and students.