The heartfelt expression “there’s no place like home” holds special meaning for two Canadian business schools as they embark on new building construction to repatriate students scattered across their respective campuses.

In Ottawa, Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business held a ground-breaking ceremony last month for its new home, a 10,684-square-metre building expected to open in 2020. At present, undergraduate business students take classes in several different buildings while their professors are housed elsewhere, dispersed on multiple floors in the tallest tower on campus.