The Brian Mulroney Institute of Government is the most recent state-of-the-art complex on the StFX campus. This beautiful world-class educational and media facility opened in 2019. It features stunning gathering areas with floor-to-ceiling windows, flooding the spaces with natural sunlight.  

The four-storey, 93,000-square-foot glass-walled building took two years to construct. The purposeful design of the 12 classroom spaces allows for meaningful presentations and interaction for conference group plenary sessions. The 300-seat auditorium provides a venue for hosting high-level speaking engagements.  

The Joyce Family Atrium located outside the auditorium is a perfect place for a nutrition break or a gathering featuring three-storey high windows and a fireplace. Mulroney Hall also features an art gallery and a replica of Mr. Mulroney’s Parliament Hill office from his nine-year tenure as Canada’s 18th Prime Minister, including his papers, speeches and letters from world leaders. 

Amelia Sapuo Centre interior
Beautiful & large open space perfect to host a reception or meals during a conference/event - fixed seating
Elegant space designed to host exhibits or nutrition breaks during special events
Students in a classroom in the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government
12 state-of-the-art classrooms available for plenary sessions & break-out spaces
Type of Room Main set-up Capacity Alternative set-ups available
Barrick Auditorium Theatre 300 Theatre only
Atrium Reception   Fixed and non-fixed seating for meals
Scholars Walk Reception   Exhibits and Dinners
Large Classrooms (3 available) Classroom 80 Classroom, theatre
Medium Classrooms (5 available) Classroom 60 Classroom, theatre
Small Classrooms Classroom 40 Classroom, theatre
Boardrooms Boardroom 18  

Options For Banquets/Meals:

Keynotes / Presentations Barrick Auditorium
Plenary Sessions Classrooms
Regular meals Atrium, informal fixed seating

Three venues available in other facilities, all located within a 5-minute walk of the Mulroney Institute

Amelia Sapuo Centre interior
MacKay Room, Bloomfield Centre

Capacity 325

Main Auditorium, Keating Centre

Capacity 700

Exterior of the Charles V. Keating Centre main entrance on a sunny day with some clouds.
McKenna Centre

Capacity 120