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New medical school building celebrates groundbreaking


Kingston, ON – Queen’s University School of Medicine celebrated the official groundbreaking ceremonies for its new $77-million building late last week.

Senator Hugh Segal (who served as a fellow with the School of Policy Studies), MPP for Kingston and The Islands John Gerretsen, Arts’64, Law’67 and Kingston Mayor Harvey Rosen, Law ’75, joined vice-principal (academic) Patrick Deane, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences David Walker and Medical Student Society president Karmen Krol at this morning’s ceremony.

“With site preparation well under way, the exciting vision for our new Medical School building will soon become reality,” said Dr Walker. “We are grateful for the support of the Canada-Ontario Knowledge Infrastructure Program and the generosity of our own donors, whose combined contributions have raised 92% of the funding. When completed, Queen’s will have a world-class training facility that will continue to attract the best medical students and faculty, and provide an unparalleled educational experience for the doctors of tomorrow.”

Bringing together teaching, research, administrative and student facilities in one state-of-the-art building, the facility will be a hub for innovative medical education, including small group teaching, simulation and integrated science labs.