Built in 1931 and substantially enlarged in 1973, Miller Hall contains the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering. It is named after Willet Green Miller, a professor of geology and petrology at Queen's and Ontario's chief geologist (1902-1925). It is located on Union Street opposite the foot of Division Street. The building, constructed in the Collegiate Gothic style, also contains the Miller Museum of Geology. The Bruce Wing, built in 1973, is attached to the southwest corner of Miller Hall and runs south along campus road. It is named after Everend Lester (Louis) Bruce, a professor of geology at Queen's (1914-1949) and head of the department (1944-1949). The land occupied by Bruce Wing was the location of Queen's first skating rink, which burned down in the 1920s.
Miller Museum of Geology and Mineralogy
The Miller Museum displays an extensive collection of minerals from around the world and includes exhibits on the geology and fossils of the Kingston area and on the dinosaurs of Alberta. The museum is located on the main floor of Miller Hall and opened in 1931, the same year as the building was completed. It is open to the public Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers guided tours to school children and other groups on request. There is no admission charge, but charges apply for instructor-led educational programming ($70/group/program in 2016-2017).