One of the best ways to explore the history of Queen's University is through the campus itself. As Queen's has grown and changed, the campus has expanded, and new types of buildings have been constructed. From the oldest limestone hall to the brand new modern structures, every building has a story to tell - and not merely when they were built, or what departments have resided there. Many of the buildings at Queen's are named for important figures in Queen's history, and thus serve as a reminder of some of the greatest contributors to this University.
The School of Medicine Building
This building has become the home base for our students. The expanded facilities of the School of Medicine offer a state-of-the-art teaching and learning centre, enhancing the education of our students and faculty. Ultimately this building provides our regions, province, and country with greater access to doctors. This facility includes:
- a state-of-the-art teaching clinic
- leading-edge classrooms
- surgical and technical skills labs
- simulation labs
- informal learning spaces
- dedicated rooms for small group learning
- science labs
- student study space
The administrative offices of Undergraduate Medical Education are located at 80 Barrie Street. This beautifully restored Victorian home has been converted into a well-functioning office space, with a well-designed front office reception area to meet the needs of students, faculty and guests.
At the corner of Stuart and Barrie Streets, is the major facility building. Presently it houses the Bracken Library, which is the principal Health Sciences library facility, some student facilities, major classrooms and the Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Sciences.
Bracken Library occupies two floors of Botterell Hall. It offers complete library services and its staff are committed to excellent user service. The library is open 90 hours per week.
Bracken Health Sciences Library is well-known for its teaching activities, which include a complete curriculum-integrated information literacy program for medical students. The courses in this program span all four years of the medical curriculum, and are taught by Bracken Librarians.