At 172,000-square feet, the Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness is the largest academic expansion in Georgian College history.
Funding is provided by the federal and provincial governments together with $14.5 million raised by Georgian’s Power of Education campaign.
The Centre includes community-accessible teaching health care clinics where members of the public, including students, can access health care. At the same time, health and wellness students will gain valuable clinical experience.
A new Aboriginal Resource Centre is part of the Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness, and will feature a semi-circular classroom, an outdoor patio with a stone garden and enclosed flame to be used for ceremonial gatherings.
Enrolment in Georgian’s health and wellness programs has tripled over the past 10 years. Without construction of the Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness, Georgian would have run out of space within the next two years.
The first phase will provide space for an additional 1,800 full-time students (completion of the second phase will bring the total capacity to 3,000 students).
Space in the new building will permit enrolment in health and wellness studies to double from current numbers, helping to meet the region’s booming demand for health care professionals.
The Centre will provide 400 new full- and part-time jobs for staff and faculty, bringing an increase to the Georgian payroll of $16 million.
Economic impact of the construction alone is approximately $98 million, equivalent to the effect of a mid-sized corporation moving to Barrie.
Total project capital cost is $62.5 million.
May Speech & Hearing Month
Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness
Dr. Cassandra Thompson, Dean, School of Health and Wellness on the Centre for Health and Wellness.