Queen’s Engineering: Giving back on Giving Tuesday

Posted on December 02, 2014

Alexander SavidesGiving Tuesday at Queen's U

“I’m giving to Queen’s Engineering because I love the ILC.”
 Alexander Savides, Sc’15

“The Integrated Learning Center (ILC) in Beamish-Munro Hall is a hub for engineering life and learning at Queen’s. The ILC, unlike any other university building, is by no means a lecture hall. Instead it is the true place where engineering students learn through the completion of group work and design. It also serves as a collaborative workspace for students after hours. The 2nd floor plaza is usually full with students from all years and disciplines, studying and collaborating on projects. The open air atmosphere allows for more effective collaboration than could ever be found in a library environment.
Beamish-Munro Hall also serves as an amazing hub for student experience and extracurricular activities. Home of the Engineering Society, Engineering Student Lounge, Team Design Space and the Tea Room, the building takes on a role of destination and place of learning. I often see students spending their entire day working and relaxing in this multipurpose space, serving as a true home for every engineering student. I would venture to say that, for many students including myself, the ILC doesn’t just serve as their second home, but their first.
Most important, the ILC promotes experiential learning at Queen's, enabling teams of students to apply their knowledge from courses to real projects. Amazing! That’s why I am giving to Queen’s Engineering on GivingTuesday. I hope you do too.”

Alexander Savides

Vice-President (Student Affairs) 2014/2015
Engineering Society of Queen’s University
Class of Science ‘15
Geological Engineering

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