Brock University deeply appreciates the Ontario government’s $10-million investment for the expansion and renovation of the Goodman School of Business, which was announced in the 2015 Ontario budget on April 23, 2015.
Brock President Jack Lightstone expressed delight at the announcement, calling it “a visionary judgment that recognizes the key partnership role Brock plays with our host communities in the Niagara region.”
Lightstone said he was once again humbled by the support of St. Catharines’ MPP, the Honourable Jim Bradley, for supporting this proposal. He also thanked the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, for recognizing the importance of the project.
“Brock is thrilled with the province’s investment in Niagara,” said Lightstone. “It is tremendous to see the government invest in the Goodman School to complement the transformative gift of Ned Goodman and the Goodman family.
“A year ago Brock signed a Strategic Mandate Agreement with the Ontario government, in which the government affirmed Brock’s mission, its special strengths, and areas of growth and expansion. The Goodman School of Business was explicitly mentioned in our SMA.”
Brock already has Canada’s largest business co-op program, and the improved facilities will allow Goodman to maintain its international standing and continue to attract some of the brightest minds in the country.
Don Cyr, Dean of the Goodman School of Business, praised the government’s decision and called it tremendous news for faculty and students.
“We are deeply gratified,” said Cyr. “The Goodman School of Business has well exceeded capacity in our current building, and our students and faculty will get a learning environment that reflects the dynamic, innovative school that is Goodman. We look forward to working with the government and all of our partners on the next steps.”