Innovation and wellness come together

Innovation and wellness come together

Construction crews are working to bring the Innovation and Wellness Centre to life.

By Phil Gaudreau

June 26, 2018


Work continues at a steady pace on the Innovation and Wellness Centre (IWC) site, with some key areas of the building taking shape.

“It is exciting to see how far this ambitious and highly complex facility has come, and we eagerly look forward to its opening later this year,” says Donna Janiec, Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration). “We are adopting a phased approach to the opening to help us best meet the needs of the Queen’s community and our obligations to our government supporters.”

The university is scheduled to open phases of the building this fall, including the atrium, Innovation Hub, some classrooms, and some of the Athletics and Recreation spaces. 

The final sections, including the Côté Sharp Student Wellness Centre and most of the upper floors, will open starting in January 2019.

The creation of the IWC was made possible through $50 million in philanthropic support, and an additional $22 million contributed by the federal and Ontario governments.

To learn more about the Innovation and Wellness Centre, visit

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