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Ronald D. Schmeichel Building for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

A hive of entrepreneurial teaching, learning, and experiencing; and a centerpiece of Western’s goals for collaboration and making a difference in the world.


The new home of entrepreneurship at Western University

The Ronald D. Schmeichel Building for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will be open to students, alumni, faculty, and staff from all disciplines and academic backgrounds who are interested in inventing, making, growing, and sharing innovative ideas.

The 100,000-square-foot building is located at the heart of campus and will be named the Ronald D. Schmeichel Building for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. When completed in the fall of 2024, Western’s first net-zero-energy building will be a gathering place that houses a state-of-the-art, active learning classroom; a maker space equipped with 3D printers, metalworking machinery, and woodworking tools; and a digital lab.

It will also be home to the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, Powered by Ivey, and its range of entrepreneurship programs, incubators, and accelerator programs.

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This is more than a building. This is a place where tomorrow’s entrepreneurs will cultivate their entrepreneurial spirit, whether they’re in engineering, music, journalism, law, medicine, science, business or the arts. We need to both encourage and back the entrepreneurial culture in Canada, and this new institute is going to play a big role in doing that.

Ronald D. Schmeichel, JD’95.

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Building in Progress

 

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Ronald D. Schmeichel Building for Entrepreneurship and Innovation from May 2024.

Financial Post Story

Located in the heart of Western, the Ronald D. Schmeichel Building provides a collision space for aspiring founders from all disciplines and walks of life.

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Building Announcement

$10M gift gives rise to the Ronald D. Schmeichel Building for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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