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Media Advisory - Mitchell Hall officially opens at Queen's University

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

KINGSTON – Queen’s University is celebrating the opening of Mitchell Hall, the campus’ new hub of innovation and wellness for students.

The building, located on the former site of the Physical Education Centre at the corner of Union and Division streets in Kingston, hosts a number of centres and services, including health promotion and wellness services, exam facilities, varsity athletic training areas, a new international centre, and a number of innovation, engineering, and research groups. Its construction was made possible by $50 million in philanthropic support and a combined $21.8 million from the Government of Canada’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund and from the Government of Ontario.

Speakers at the official ribbon cutting include:

Dean Kevin Deluzio, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (TBC)
Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Queen’s University
Michael T’hohahoken (Toe Ha Ho Guhn) Doxtator, Mohawk from Six Nations
Jim Leech, Chancellor
Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands
Hon. Steve Clark, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
His Worship, Bryan Paterson, Mayor of the City of Kingston
Don Raymond, Chair, Board of Trustees, Queen's University
Alexandra da Silva, Rector, Queen's University
Bruce Mitchell, Lead benefactor

The event gets underway at 11 am on Saturday, March 30. After the official opening, the media are invited to tour the facility. For more information see the Queen’s Gazette story.

Media visiting Mitchell Hall’s Rose Innovation Hub will be able to speak with student entrepreneurs who work out of the space, see prototypes from Queen’s-founded ventures on display, learn about Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre programming from DDQIC staff, and tour the SparQ Studios Makerspace to see members working on projects ranging from hobby to prototype.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca