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Entrepreneurs name Schulich’s newest building

Two long-time Schulich School of Business supporters known for their leadership, entrepreneurialism and philanthropy have made the ultimate impact: Rob, MBA’78, and Cheryl McEwen contributed $8 million, one of the largest gifts ever received by the School, to name the Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building.

After opening in 2018, the new building stands among the most environmentally sustainable academic buildings in North America. It provides space for graduate students, faculty, visiting scholars, and corporate and government leaders to collaborate and engage in new research discoveries that will help the School remain at the forefront of management education and research.

“We are thrilled and so proud to have this opportunity to support the School’s new Graduate Study & Research Building,” the McEwens said. “As long-time members of the Schulich alumni community, we appreciate the transformational developments that have taken place at Schulich and that have helped it earn recognition as one of the world’s leading business schools.”

A former Schulich Graduate Business Council president who earned his MBA in 1978, Rob McEwen is chairman and chief owner of McEwen Mining. He is one of seven co-chairs of Schulich’s Leading Change campaign, part of York’s $500 million Impact campaign, and he sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council. Cheryl McEwen is the recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Aware for her contributions to advance research in regenerative medicine and stem cells. She is also an entrepreneur in the fashion industry and founder of Make My Day Foods Inc.

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