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Innovation and wellness come together

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

  • [Queen's innovation and wellness centre exterior]
    Work continues outside, with landscaping, paving, and other finishing touches well underway. (University Communications)
  • [Queen's innovation and wellness centre lobby]
    The atrium will be the first stop for many Queen’s students visiting the Innovation and Wellness Centre this fall. (University Communications)
  • [Queen's innovation and wellness centre main stairs]
    This feature staircase, located in the middle of the IWC, provides views into much of the building. (University Communications)
  • [Queen's innovation and wellness centre innovation space]
    The Innovation Hub, located in the southern half of the building, will feature meeting and event space along with other creative resources. (University Communications)
  • [Queen's innovation and wellness centre lobby from third floor]
    The northern end of the IWC will allow students easy passage between the building and the Athletics and Recreation Complex (ARC). (University Communications)
  • [Queen's innovation and wellness centre feature wall]
    The gym floors from the three gyms which resided within the Physical Education Centre (PEC) are being repurposed as a third-floor feature wall. (University Communications)
  • [Queen's innovation and wellness centre basement athletics]
    Major work on the basement will commence this fall. This section will be part of the high performance training centre for varsity student athletes. (University Communications)

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 queensu.ca/connect/innovationandwellness.