Laurentian receives $10M donation, renames school of architecture

July 4, 2016

Laurentian University’s newest building will be named the McEwen School of Architecture, thanks to a $10M donation from Rob and Cheryl McEwen. Goldcorp Founder Rob McEwen explained that the couple’s decision to donate the funds was based on the belief that “the goals of the McEwen School of Architecture will unleash the genius of the North and usher in new, innovative approaches to the design, form, and function of buildings and communities, not only across Canada but around the world.” Praising Laurentian for its ability to represent First Nations, French, and English peoples, McEwen stated, “We believe this combination of diverse cultures and perspectives will continue to generate extraordinary results, and this is the goal of our investment.” CBC | Sudbury Star |