Cornell ILR in Buffalo

Since 1944, Cornell University ILR School has been applying dynamic expertise to the ever-changing challenges of the world of work.It is the premier educational institution in the U.S. dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of work and the economy. Partnering with practitioners, ILR bridges leading-edge research and real world practice, promoting local innovation in a global economy.

ILR's Buffalo roots date to 1946, when the first ILR extension office was opened in downtown Buffalo.Today it is home to a diverse network of extension faculty, student interns, leading practitioners, and community partners. We conduct action research, facilitate collaborative strategies and provide a variety of education programs, many customized to meet specific organizational and policy needs.Our programs benefit entire industries as well as individuals, companies, unions, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and the communities in which we work.

The Cornell ILR Workplace Education Center has a panoramic view of Western New York from its windows on the 12th floor of the Main Seneca Building. This 12,809 sq. ft. center is fully equipped with advanced communication and technology systems. The classroom and conference space accommodate groups of up to 60 for courses, seminars, and workshops. It is equipped with an electronic audience response system that can be utilized for group education and training.

Downtown Buffalo is the professional hub of the Western New York region.It is home to government agencies, financial institutions, insurance companies, law firms, medical and life science centers, and arts and entertainment venues.

The Main Seneca Building is located in the heart of downtown Buffalo. This Class B office building at the corner of Main and Seneca is less than ¼ mile from the I-190 and New York State Thruway.Public transportation arrives at its doorstep with light rail and more than 34 bus routes that converge on downtown Buffalo each day.