Rendering of the mezzanine level and open staircase of the Nicol Building as seen looking down from the floor above.

When Jacques Bonneau was completing his Bachelor of Commerce program at Carleton University in the mid-1970s, the School of Business was in modest and shared facilities. And although Bonneau feels this did not detract from his experience in the program, he is giving back to his alma mater with a gift of over $100,000 to provide future Sprott School of Business students with an even better student experience.

“It is with great pride and joy that I am able to contribute to the construction of the Nicol Building and the development of a first-class educational center for the Sprott School of Business,” said Jacques Bonneau, BCom/76. “My undergraduate years at Carleton in the School of Business are filled with fond memories of my classmates and the learning experiences throughout that period. Carleton’s School of Business was a key foundational base that helped me through my business career so it is nice to be able to give something back to the School.”

“On behalf of the students, faculty and staff at Carleton’s Sprott School of Business, I extend our gratitude to Jacques for his generous support of the Nicol Building,” said Linda Schweitzer, interim dean of the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. “Jacques’ gift will help us to deliver an innovative and exciting learning environment in which Sprott business students thrive.”

To recognize Bonneau’s gift, a classroom for undergraduate students will be named in his honour. The Jacques Bonneau classroom will be located on the third level of the Nicol Building, which will also house Sprott’s undergraduate student services hub and collaborative workspace for undergraduate business students.

Construction of the Nicol Building is well underway and scheduled for completion in 2020.

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