Queen’s Student Leaders Tour New Medical Building

Published on: 2011/03/21 - in Releases

With construction of the new School of Medicine building well under way, the Faculty of Health Sciences is offering weekly “hard hat tours” of the facility to members of the Queen’s community.

Participants will be outfitted with hard hats and steel-toed boots, and taken on a private tour of the site by a member of the building’s project management team.

Executive members of the medical school student government, the Aesculapian Society, toured the building recently. The student leaders, who are also donors, were thrilled to get a first-hand look at their future home while under construction.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time for students,” says Society president Thurarshen Jeyalingam. “We’re only months away from having one of the premier educational facilities in the country!”

Last year, Queen’s medical students pledged $500,000 in support of the new building. The executive members who participated in the tour represent the university’s Undergraduate Medical Education students.

“The new building will be a vast improvement over our current facilities,” Mr. Jeyalingam notes. “It’s clear that it was designed with student needs in mind.”

The project has been made possible through support from the Canada-Ontario Knowledge Infrastructure Program: $28.8M from the federal government and $28.8M from the provincial government. The balance of $19.4M will be provided by generous gifts from alumni, friends, faculty and students.

For more information about participating on a tour please contact Melinda Knox at (613) 533-6000 ext. 78422 or knoxm@queensu.ca