The 70,000 square-foot building features hospital and community simulation laboratories, distance education classrooms, computer labs, and video-equipped assessment rooms. An atrium in the building offers a warm welcome to staff, students, and visitors year round.
Built in 1999 for the Pan Am Games, the facilities was used as sleeping quarters for athletes. When the games were over, the building was refurbished for the Faculty of Nursing. Named in honor of Dr. Helen Glass, the Helen Glass Centre for Nursing was officially opened on April 18, 2000, and dedicated by Princess Anne in July 1999.