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An inside look at Mitchell Hall

Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen visits campus for a tour of Mitchell Hall.

  • John Witjes (Associate Vice Principal (Facilities)) points out architectural details inside Mitchell Hall to MP Mark Gerretsen.
    John Witjes (Associate Vice Principal (Facilities)) points out architectural details inside Mitchell Hall to MP Mark Gerretsen.
  • Kevin Deluzio (Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences) shows MP Mark Gerretsen one of the Active Learning Classrooms on the second floor of Mitchell Hall.
    Kevin Deluzio (Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences) shows MP Mark Gerretsen one of the Active Learning Classrooms on the second floor of Mitchell Hall.
  • The original brickwork of the Physical Education Centre facade, as seen from the second floor of Mitchell Hall.
    The original brickwork of the Physical Education Centre facade, as seen from the second floor of Mitchell Hall.
  • MP Gerretsen views the Mitchell Hall Commons from a second floor workspace. The Commons provides a new campus event space - for guest speakers and other events.
    MP Gerretsen views the Mitchell Hall Commons from a second floor workspace. The Commons provides a new campus event space - for guest speakers and other events.
  • MP Gerretsen and AVP John Witjes discuss the restoration of the exposed brick behind the building's facade. The stone face of the original Physical Education Centre was restored and incorporated into the new facility's design
    MP Gerretsen and AVP John Witjes discuss the restoration of the exposed brick behind the building's facade. The stone face of the original Physical Education Centre was restored and incorporated into the new facility's design
  • MP Gerretsen, Mark Green (Professor and Vice-Dean, FEAS) and Ann Tierney (Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs) discuss the mixture of new wellness and research facilities inside Mitchell Hall.
    MP Gerretsen, Mark Green (Professor and Vice-Dean, FEAS) and Ann Tierney (Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs) discuss the mixture of new wellness and research facilities inside Mitchell Hall.

Kingston and the Islands Member of Parliament, Mark Gerretsen (Artsci'06), visited campus on Friday, Dec. 7 for a tour of the newly-opened Mitchell Hall. Accompanied by Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs Ann Tierney, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Kevin Deluzio, Professor and Vice Dean (Graduate Studies and Recruitment) Mark Green, and  Associate Vice Principal (Facilities) John Witjes, Gerretsen toured the building's active learning classrooms, the revitalized Bartlett Gym, the new home of Student Wellness Services, and the third floor laboratory spaces.

Mitchell Hall opened to students on Monday, Dec. 3. Over the months of December and January, more facilities will open their doors, including the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC), Faith and Spiritual Life, and Student Community Relations, which are all moving from the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) to Mitchell Hall, as well as the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC). A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Spring 2019.

Mr. Gerretsen last toured Mitchell Hall (then named the Innovation and Wellness Centre) in late 2017 – early in the facility's construction. In October 2016, the Government of Canada invested $31 million in two Queen's campus projects – including Mitchell Hall – through the Postsecondary Institutions Strategic Infrastructure Fund.