Algonquin College opens Student Commons Building

October 19, 2012

On Thursday, Algonquin College officially opened the Robert C. Gillett Student Commons at its Woodroffe campus in Ottawa. The 11,000-square-foot, $52-million facility was funded through a partnership between the college and the Algonquin Students' Association. Serving as the heart of the campus, the student commons features a 700-seat auditorium, Counselling Services, the Centre for Students with Disabilities, and the Mamidosewin Aboriginal Student Centre. Built to LEED-Gold standards, the facility capitalizes on natural lighting and "greening" of the adjacent landscape to "bring the outdoors in." The student commons is named after past president Robert C. Gillett in recognition of his commitment to student success and enhancing student services. Algonquin College News Release