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Goodes Hall, home of Queen's School of Business opened in the fall of 2002. It was conceived, designed and constructed to create a learning community, creating a space that would enable maximum interaction between faculty, staff and students in all of Queen's School of Business programs.

Over the ensuing years, the School has enjoyed remarkable success and growth, introducing new academic programs and research centres and increasing the size of our faculty. In fact, the success of the School has already filled Goodes Hall to capacity.

The Goodes Hall expansion will enable Queen's School of Business to enhance and expand existing programs, accommodate new graduate programs, foster research excellence, and recruit the faculty needed to support this growth. It is an important element in our vision to be Canada's premier business school and one of the world's most innovative and influential.

Learning and Meeting Space

  • Two – 80 seat tiered classrooms
  • One – 80 seat multi-purpose room
  • Two – 55 seat tiered classrooms
  • One – 40 seat classroom
  • One – 12 seat seminar room
  • 10 additional Commerce study and break-out rooms
  • Additional staff and student meeting space
  • A new common area with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Union Street


  • A large, full-service coffee shop
  • A food staging and preparation area to support all the building banquet activities
  • Additional underground parking
  • A shared building shipping/receiving/production/case room area


  • 50% more space for the Commerce Society, including an improved office layout
  • A doubling in size of the Commerce Computing Centre
  • Student study rooms and office space for Master of Management students
  • Increased space for the Business Career Centre
  • Additional PhD/MSc student offices to accommodate a 50% growth in enrolment

Faculty and Research

  • 51 additional faculty offices
  • Two new research centres
  • A state-of-the-art behavioural research laboratory
  • Dedicated space for Research Assistants


To achieve LEED certification, the new wing will have a number of design elements that promote sustainability and reduce energy consumption, including:

  • A green roof
  • Water saving plumbing fixtures
  • High efficiency light fixtures and mechanical equipment
  • Greenguard certified furniture
  • A green cleaning program
  • Bicycle storage and showering facilities