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A new experiential learning space is coming to Lambton College in Sarnia thanks to a large financial donation.

The college recently received the $1 million donation to establish the Queen’s Global Impact Lab, a cutting-edge facility dedicated to providing hands-on, work-integrated learning opportunities for students.

The Impact Lab will also provide resources and support for entrepreneurs, business workshops, and learning modules. As well, the community will have the opportunity to utilize the lab’s student resources such as website creation, promotional videos, and social campaigns.

“We want it to be a creative, open concept, multi-purpose, flexible, and collaborative,” said Mary Vaughan, the senior vice president of academic and student success at Lambton College, in a news release. “Envision administrative professional students working alongside accounting students to support local not-for-profit organizations during tax season, while applied research students take on global sustainability matters, all within the walls of this space.”

The donation for the new 8,000-square-foot lab was made on behalf of Queen’s Global, which is one of Lambton College’s licensed educational partners in the Greater Toronto Area.

The lab will be located on the northeast corner of the campus along London Road and is expected to open in spring 2024.