Financial Support from Benefactors and Government
Queen’s alumni, friends, and parents generously contributed more than $50 million to the revitalized facility. Of that $50 million, nearly $37 million was donated by Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences alumni to support the innovation component of the revitalization project.
In addition, benefactors donated another $15 million for student wellness and academic programming. A $5-million gift was given by Dennis Sharp (Sc’60) and Helene Côté Sharp to support Queen’s University’s commitment to promoting student health and wellness.
The federal and Ontario governments contributed a combined total of nearly $22 million to this facility. Read more about their support >>
On July 9, 2018, Queen’s University announced a lead donation from a proud Queen’s engineering alumnus in support of university’s efforts to foster innovation and wellness on campus. As a result of this generous donation, the Innovation and Wellness Centre was officially named Mitchell Hall. Read more about this gift >>
Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre
On October 31, 2016, innovation and entrepreneurship programming at Queen’s University received significant support from The Dunin Foundation – established by Andrew Dunin, Sc’83, MBA’87, and his wife Anne Dunin, Artsci’83 – and Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, PhD’79, DSc’17, and his wife Jaishree Deshpande, DSc’17. In recognition of this support, the university-wide initiative to support student innovation and entrepreneurship will now be known as the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC). The Innovation and Wellness Centre project will feature an will include an Innovation Hub centred around the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre. Learn more about their gift >>
Beaty Water Research Centre
On September 9, 2016, Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, announced a $5-million gift from J. Ross Beaty to support collaborative research and education in the field of freshwater resources. In recognition of the gift, the interdisciplinary research initiative has been renamed the Beaty Water Research Centre, which will have a permanent space in Mitchell Hall. Read more >>
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