Waterloo approves Balsillie School of International Affairs

February 24, 2009

On Monday evening, Waterloo city council unanimously approved the Balsillie School of International Affairs project. "This has a wow factor. It will attract international attention." Construction of the campus, which will be built on land once belonging to the Seagram distillery, will begin next year. RIM co-founder Jim Balsillie is donating $33 million to the graduate school, while the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University are contributing $25 million over 10 years. Kitchener-Waterloo Record