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by Archives September 29, 2009

University and government dignitaries gathered downtown last Tuesday morning to celebrate the official opening of Concordia’s new building that will house the John Molson School of Business.
The 15-storey building also includes two underground levels, and will eventually accommodate almost 8,000 students. The new facility features a solar panels used to harness energy from the sun. The panels are the largest of their kind in Canada. The cost of construction came in about $1.5 million under budget, totalling $118.5 million, according to the university.
Quebec’s Minister of Education, Michelle Courchesne; Peter Kruyt, the Chair of Concordia’s Board of Governors and Judith Woodsworth, Concordia’s President and Vice-Chancellor, joined members of the Molson family and Concordia students at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The Molson Family Foundation gave $10 million to Concordia in 2000, when initial plans for the new building began to unfold, and another $10 million in 2006. Molson Coors Canada gave $5 million and the Quebec Government donated $60 million.

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