Carruthers Student Commons: Progress Report

As the Alberta School of Business admits more students to meet the growing business needs of our province and world, we must give them a competitive business education with modern spaces to learn, grow and experiment.

The Carruthers Student Commons will transform existing space into a modern and bright hub for collaboration that will, for years to come, give these future leaders the edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world of business, where finding solutions requires collaboration with experts, businesses and people in the community. This inviting, flexible space will allow students to apply their classroom learning to real-world problems in partnership with business leaders. Students will be transformed into leaders who are ready to think and act like entrepreneurs, capitalize on emerging trends, seize opportunities and manage risks. 

UPDATE: JANUARY 16, 2023

This month we welcomed Rachel Miller, CEO, and Joanne Rosnau, Senior Vice President of Communications and Recruitment, of CPA Alberta to tour the Carruthers Student Commons and the CPA Alberta Community Space that's starting to take shape at the Alberta School of Business. We can't thank you enough for your generosity and support for our students!

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A view from above of the CPA Alberta Community Space in the Carruthers Student Commons.
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The CPA Alberta Community Space in the Carruthers Student Commons.
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Rachel Miller and Joanne Rosnau with CPA Alberta tour the Student Commons space. 
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The Cafe Booth in the Carruthers Student Commons.
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Double-decker project rooms in the Carruthers Student Commons.
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View from the top of the Carruthers Student Commons.

UPDATE: DECEMBER 20, 2022

Court Carruthers toured the new Student Commons space in the Alberta School of Business building with Dean Kyle Murray and Sarah Kowalevsky, assistant dean, advancement. Most of the demo and behind-the-scenes changes are complete. Walls are going up and we'll start to see noticeable differences more quickly in the new year!

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This is a view of the top-floor project room from the main floor.
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This is a view of the Student Commons space from the second-floor project room.
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This is a look inside the Sinclair Family Boardroom.
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This is an image of the mezzanine under construction.

update: August 16, 2022

Sarah Kowalevsky, assistant dean, advancement, had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with the amazing Carruthers family: Court Carruthers, ‘93BCom, Kirstin, Aidan and Liam.

These generous people have made transformation happen through the naming of our exciting new space within the Alberta School of Business  — the Carruthers Student Commons. The demo is almost complete and we are moving ahead into the next phase of construction.

Thank you Carruthers family for supporting our students and their learning in a way they will never forget!

 

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Construction progress of the Carruthers Student Commons on the first floor of the Alberta School of Business building.
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Construction progress of the Carruthers Student Commons on the first floor of the Alberta School of Business building.
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 Court,  Kirstin, Aidan and Liam Carruthers get a tour of the Alberta School of Business building.
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The Carruthers family tour the Carruthers Student Commons space currently under construction.

Update: June 06, 2022

On June 06, 2022, Business Advisory Council Fundraising subcommittee chairs Tina Naqvi-Rota and Jared Smith, along with Dean Kyle Murray, invited alumni and members of the community to learn about new initiatives that the Alberta School of Business is developing for the present and future, as well as goals, designs and timelines for the Carruthers Student Commons.

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Alberta School of Business Dean Kyle Murray shares design renderings in the Carruthers Student Commons (formerly the Winspear Library).
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Alberta School of  Business Dean Kyle Murray shows off some objectives of the new Carruthers Student Commons space.
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Dean Kyle Murray speaks to Alberta School of Business alumni and external community members about the School's priorities, initiatives and opportunities for growth.
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Business  Advisory Council (BAC) fundraising subcommittee members Tina Naqvi-Rota and Jared Smith speak to alumni and members of the community about the future of the School.

Help Make an Impact

 

Learn More

Please contact our team to discuss how you can make a difference:

Sarah Kowalevsky
Assistant Dean, Development
sarah.kowalevsky@ualberta.ca