Board approves funds for projects
Queen's Board of Trustees has approved funding for the replacement of the university's core administrative information systems that support human resources, student administration, finance and research administration.
The Queen's University Administrative Systems Replacement project (QUASR) is expected to take three years and will enable improved functionality, support administrative process improvements and replace outdated technology infrastructure.
The funding for the project is $33.5 million and will be paid for from the university's operating budget, amortized over the next 12 years.
The board approved planning funds of
• $500,000 for Phases 2 and 3 of the Queen's Centre project
• $100,000 for site plan work for the West Campus Fields project
Funding for both projects is to be provided by the university and through fundraising.
The board also approved
• $750,000 in additional planning funds for a new medical school building, to be provided by the Faculty of Health Sciences
• $50,000 in planning funds for the redevelopment of Gordon-Brockington Hall, to be provided by Residences.
Details on these and other news from the Dec. 5 Board of Trustees meeting will appear in the Jan. 12 Gazette.