Board of Governors approves new Sprott building

The Board of Governors (BoG) approved a $48 million building devoted to the Sprott School of Business at an Oct. 5 meeting. The board announced that the building will be called the Nicol Building and said it will be located where Parking Lot 2 currently is, near the University Centre and the Architecture Building, with development beginning as early as next fall. According to a press release, the building will be named after Wesley Nicol, a late Carleton alumnus and entrepreneur. The release also states that his family donated $10 million to Carleton in 2014, which kickstarted plans for a building named in Nicol’s honour. Dale Craig, the chair of the BoG’s building committee, said Carleton needs more “flexible” teaching […]

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Sprott gets $10 million for new building

Carleton’s Sprott School of Business kicked off a campaign to fund a new building for the school on Sept. 11, after receiving a gift of $10 million from the Wesley and Mary Nicol Charitable Foundation. The Sprott School of Business has grown in recent years, and in 2013 it received its international accreditation, which less than five per cent of the world’s business programs earn. “The Sprott School needs a new home to build on its fine international reputation and foster tomorrow’s business and social leaders,” said Carleton President Roseann Runte in an official statement. An interdisciplinary course last year saw architecture students working with business students to create plans for a fictional new building. The plans were not meant […]

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