Construction begins for McMaster’s Ron Joyce Centre

Construction of the new four-story Ron Joyce Centre at the DeGroote School of Business is currently underway on the South Service Road, west of Appleby Line in Burlington.

Ron Joyce Centre at the DeGroote School of Business is currently underway on the South Service Road, west of Appleby Line in Burlington
The centre will house McMaster’s MBA programs and a range of new executive education initiatives for business people from the Western Golden Horseshoe area.

In addition to the new campus building, the expansion plan also includes establishing a regional family medicine centre and a resident program and the future affiliation with the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital.  The City of Burlington and the Region of Halton have each invested $5 million in the expansion.

Local entrepreneur and philanthropist Ron Joyce’ 98 made an early $10-million commitment to the project.  The land on which the new centre will be constructed will be donated by Michael H. DeGroote of Westbury International.

The centre is scheduled to open in the fall of 2010.  It will feature an atrium entrance, a library/learning commons, “high-touch/high-tech” lecture halls and classrooms, lounges and eating facilities, and breakout rooms that can be configured for meetings, tutorials, workshops, interviews, group study or networking activities.

Cooper Construction Ltd., of Oakville, is the contractor selected to carry out construction of the Ron Joyce Centre.

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