New building at York University will expand Schulich School of Business: Official Opening on Thursday


TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2019 – York University and the Schulich School of Business will officially open the Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building this Thursday.

David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will be on hand to celebrate the opening, along with other dignitaries, university leaders, Schulich supporters and students. The environmentally-responsible addition to Schulich’s facilities received funding under the federal government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.

Graduate students will be available to describe unique projects that Schulich has secured with corporations which give the students real-world corporate experience as business analytics consultants.

WHAT: official opening of the Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building, Schulich School of Business, York University

WHEN: Thursday, January 10, 2019, 10am

WHERE: Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building, near the York Boulevard entrance, Keele campus, see Map

SPEAKERS (in order):

Rhonda Lenton, President & Vice-Chancellor, York University

David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada

Rob and Cheryl McEwen, Schulich supporters and donors

Dezsö J. Horváth Dean, Schulich School of Business

Paul Tsaparis, Chair, York University Board of Governors

James Prince, President of the Schulich Graduate Business Council, will emcee.

TOUR: Architects from Baird Sampson Neuert Architects will lead a tour of the building following the speeches, highlighting design and sustainability features.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 25 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.
York U's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

Global, innovative and diverse, Schulich offers business programs year-round at its state-of-the-art complex at York University; at its Miles S. Nadal Management Centre located in the heart of the Toronto’s financial district; and at its new campus in Hyderabad, India. Schulich also operates a number of satellite centres in Beijing, China; Mumbai, India; Seoul, South Korea; Mexico City, Mexico; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Schulich offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate business degrees that lead to rewarding careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and has more than 30,000 alumni working in over 90 countries. The School pioneered Canada’s first International MBA (IMBA) and International BBA (iBBA) degrees, as well as North America’s first ever cross-border Executive MBA degree, the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA. The School launched one of the world’s first Master of Business Analytics and Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure degrees and has one of the largest portfolios of Masters’-level degrees of any business school in North America. Schulich’s Executive Education Centre provides executive development programs annually to more than 10,000 executives in Canada and abroad.

Media Contacts:
Janice Walls, York University Media Relations, 416 455 4710,
Anjum Nayyar, York University Media Relations, 416-736-2100 ext. 44543,