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Artists rendering of U of T Mississauga's Innovation Complex.
Courtesy of Moriyama & Teshima Architects

A Home for Innovators

New Innovation Complex will prepare next generation of entrepreneurs

The next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs will soon have a new home at U of T Mississauga: the Innovation Complex, which is set to open in September 2014.

The four-level, $35-million complex will house the Institute for Management and Innovation, a cross-disciplinary institute that opened in July. Students in the program combine management studies with another discipline of their choosing – from biotechnology and accounting to sustainability. The institute’s inaugural director is Hugh Gunz, a professor of organizational behaviour and HR management.

The building will provide space for several other facilities: the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre; the registrar’s office; a rotunda that will serve as a social-gathering area; and expanded accommodation for the economics and management departments.

“The Innovation Complex and its signature institute will help our students to develop the outlook and analytical capacity they need to compete and win in today’s tough economic climate,” says President David Naylor.

The 6,300-square-metre complex, designed by Moriyama & Teshima Architects, meets LEED silver green-building standards. Fully integrated with the two-storey Kaneff Centre, it will feature an underground pedestrian tunnel that connects to the William G. Davis Building.

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