Carruthers Student Commons

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 — which includes modern spaces to learn, grow and experiment.

The Carruthers Student Commons transformed the former Winspear Library on the main floor into a contemporary, bright hub designed for collaboration complete with meeting rooms, working spaces, a co-work living lounge, a network lounge, a cafe and more. Future leaders can get an extra edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world of business. Finding solutions requires collaboration with experts, businesses and people in the community, and this flexible space invites students to apply their classroom learning to real-world problems in partnership with business leaders. Get ready to think and act like entrepreneurs, capitalize on emerging trends, seize opportunities and manage risks — all in a space designed just for you!

Students can find business-related library resources at the Rutherford Humanities, Social Sciences, & Education Library.

Carruthers Student Commons — Main Floor

  A map of the first level of the Carruthers Student Commons

Phone/video conference rooms
  • 1-18J
  • 1-18O
  • 1-18R
Student Meeting Rooms
  • 1-18H Ralph and Gay Young Room
  • 1-18I
  • 1-18K
  • 1-18L
  • 1-18M Naqvi-Rota Family Room
  • 1-18N
  • 1-18P Eileen E. Gilles Room
  • 1-18Q
Student Clubs Space
  • 1-18E
Event Spaces Available
  • 1-18B Mackenzie Family Atrium
  • 1-18C CPA Community Space
  • 1-18F Sinclair Family Boardroom


Booking Breakout Study Rooms

Students need dedicated spaces for group projects, team meetings or a quiet spot on campus to focus. The Carruthers Student Commons has breakout rooms to facilitate these needs in a range of sizes and layouts. All meeting rooms are equipped with screen share technology and white boards.

Book a Room

Booking An Event

The Alberta School of Business students groups, staff and faculty have the opportunity to book the Carruthers Student Commons for events, including the Sinclair Family Boardroom, CPA Community Space, or Mackenzie Family Atrium (cafe area).

Book an Event


Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday + Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Closed for statutory holidays and in lieu days for holidays.


Student Groups

The Carruthers Student Commons is home to the BCom Student Organizations. Our student groups have dedicated space in three specifically designed project rooms, each with their own assigned storage lockers. As occupants of the space student groups are expected to abide by the Caruthers Student Commons Project Room Agreement.

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