Culture at Smith

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University is renowned for its excellence, innovation and leadership in business education.

From establishing the first undergraduate business degree a century ago to creating ground-breaking programs and courses in emerging areas including artificial intelligence, fintech, analytics, cultural diversity, team dynamics, social impact, and more, Smith is at the forefront of preparing you for the business marketplace.

In addition to its rich tradition of academic and teaching excellence, Smith is known for delivering outstanding learning and development experiences.

Collaborative learning, personal attention, individual and team coaching, opportunities for specialization, connection to a powerful global alumni network, corporate connections and partnerships, and a deep commitment to student success all characterize the Smith experience.

Students in Goodes Commons
Goodes Hall ariel view
Students in a classroom in Goodes Hall
Students jump outside in front of Goodes Hall
Students meet in a boardroom in Goodes Hall
An exterior shot of Goodes Hall
A student paying attention in class
Students meet with a laptop and coffee in Goodes Hall
Students posing formally in Goodes Hall
The beautiful architecture of Goodes Hall Commons

Goodes Hall

Goodes Hall, the home of Smith School of Business, combines an exquisitely restored 45,000 square foot 120-year-old Victorian schoolhouse with 143,000 square feet of bold new design and structure. The building is named in honour of the family of Mel Goodes, a Commerce '57 alumnus and former Chairman & CEO of Warner-Lambert worldwide.

The Concept

Goodes Hall was conceived, designed and constructed not just as a building, but also as a community. The guiding principle from the outset was to create a space that would enable maximum interaction between faculty, staff and students in all of Smith School of Business' programs.

The Design

Design features include a dramatic central "hive" of the building that uses an atrium to bridge the streetscape exterior of the old schoolhouse to the new section of the building. This expansive glass atrium area houses a lounge and the main Goodes Hall reception area, and is used as a central space to post news and hold events. The classrooms and lecture halls themselves were designed for optimal sightlines and communication.

Kingston, ON

Queen’s University has a beautiful, vibrant setting in the heart of Kingston, Ontario. It’s walkable and bikeable to great amenities, sports facilities, restaurants, music venues, theatres, and a waterfront that is a famous sailing centre. Kingston offers the best of both worlds: a dynamic, small city that’s close to Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and major U.S. centres.

With more restaurant offerings per capita than almost any other city in Canada, even the most discerning of foodies will find some new favourites here. In addition to plenty of pubs and nightclubs, the Kingston region boasts some of the finest craft brewers and wine producers in the country.

Take in a play or enjoy a concert at one of Kingston’s performing arts facilities. Be inspired in the many art galleries, artisan shops and studio tours available throughout the city. Kingston is also home to dozens of annual festivals and events every year.

The majority of Queen’s students live within a 15 minute walk to campus, eliminating the time-consuming commutes associated with universities in larger urban centres. This closeness creates a strong sense of community amongst our students that is truly unique.

Go to visitkingston.ca and kingstoncanada.com for current and future events.

Smith Toronto's view of the CN Tower
A classroom at SmithToronto
The IBM Canada | Smith Cognitive Computing Centre
Exterior shot of SmithToronto

SmithToronto

SmithToronto - our state-of-the-art downtown learning facility is conveniently located at 200 Front Street West and is easily accessible by GO, subway and the PATH system. Many programs and classes are delivered here including the Master of Finance, Master of Management Analytics, and Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence. The site includes classrooms, meeting rooms, staff offices, special events spaces, and a variety of multi-media presentation systems. As well, it includes three Boardroom Learning Centres with fully interactive videoconference capabilities used to deliver classes for Smith’s Executive and Accelerated MBA programs. SmithToronto is also home to the IBM Canada | Smith Cognitive Computing Centre, the first facility of its kind at a Canadian business school.

IBM Canada | Smith Cognitive Computing Centre

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