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Queen’s School of Business breaks ground on $40 million expansion


The Queen’s School of Business officially broke ground last weekend on a new 75,000 square foot wing.

 QSB groundbreakingQueen’s School of Business Commerce student Jason Liu, lead donor Mel Goodes and Dean David Saunders break ground on the $40 million expansion to Goodes Hall. The 75,000 square foot new wing will help accommodate increasing demand for the business school’s programs.

The expansion of Goodes Hall will include classrooms equipped with the latest teaching technology, breakout rooms designed to foster group discussion and teamwork, two new research centres and over 50 additional faculty offices. The new wing will also feature student offices and common areas, a multi-purpose room for conferences, guest speakers and corporate recruiting events. The project will be LEED certified, incorporating design elements that promote sustainability and reduce energy consumption.

“This new wing will enable Queen’s School of Business to continue to educate the leaders of tomorrow, and allow more of the most promising young people access to the vital business training that a Queen’s education provides,” said visionary donor Mel Goodes, whose lead gift of $10 million in 2001 helped build Goodes Hall. Goodes, the former chairman & CEO of Warner-Lambert Company, has pledged an additional $5 million towards the new wing.

The new wing will be built on the west side of the existing 113,000 square foot Goodes Hall, with five levels including underground parking. The expansion will allow for an increase in enrolment across all QSB programs.

“This expansion will allow more great teaching, research and learning opportunities, while honouring our tradition of intimate learning,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “By accommodating more of the best students, we will also expand our global footprint and alumni network, advancing our goal to be one of the most innovative and influential business schools in Canada and the world.”

For more information, and to see images and floor plans of the expansion, visit www.goodeshallexpansion.com.

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