Helping Postsecondary Students Focus On Learning

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Helping Postsecondary Students Focus On Learning

Ministry of Colleges and Universities

McGuinty Government Invests In Energy Efficiency And Campus Safety And Security TORONTO, Jan. 29 - The Ontario government is investing $200 million in campus renewal projects at all of Ontario's publicly-funded colleges and universities. Part of the $1.4 billion infrastructure fund announced in the Fall Economic Statement, the campus renewal funding will go toward: - Energy efficiency - to help institutions increase efficiency, conserve energy and address health and safety and environmental concerns - Campus safety and security initiatives - to assist institutions to improve safety and security systems and ensure students can complete their studies in safe and secure environments, and - Renewal of existing infrastructure - to help institutions maintain and repair their existing infrastructure. Contact Info "Our government's investment will help local communities across Ontario immediately by stimulating construction and creating jobs," said John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, speaking at George Brown's St. James Campus. "We are making an important investment in the knowledge-based economy of tomorrow by investing in today's students." George Brown College is receiving over $5.1 million towards its downtown Toronto campuses. Over $70 million is also going to other universities and colleges in the Greater Toronto Area. The remaining funding will shared by colleges and universities across Ontario. "This a win-win for the students of George Brown and for Toronto's downtown core," said Toronto Centre MPP George Smitherman. "Improving the campus will create a more exciting learning environment for students and make the downtown area more dynamic." "This funding will allow us to improve the George Brown student experience inside the classroom and out," said Anne Sado, President of George Brown College. "It will help us expand and update our classrooms and labs and improve the efficiency and sustainability of our buildings and equipment." Disponible en français www.edu.gov.on.ca www.resultsontario.gov.on.ca Backgrounder ------------------------------------------------------------------------- CAMPUS RENEWAL IN ONTARIO'S UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES The Government of Ontario is investing $200 million in campus renewal projects at all of Ontario's publicly-funded colleges and universities. Part of the $1.4 billion infrastructure fund announced in the Fall Economic Statement, the campus renewal funding will go toward: - Energy efficiency - to help institutions increase efficiency, conserve energy and address health and safety and environmental concerns - Campus safety and security initiatives - to assist institutions to improve safety and security systems and ensure students can complete their studies in safe and secure environments, and - Renewal of existing infrastructure - to help institutions maintain and repair their existing infrastructure. Funding will be allocated to all of Ontario's publicly-funded colleges and universities based on established assessments of each institution's needs. Each institution will determine its spending priorities within these three areas. This funding builds the McGuinty government's recent investments in Ontario's vital postsecondary system, including: - A $365 million investment in the 2007 Budget to support quality improvements at colleges and universities - $40 million provided to colleges and universities annually through the Facilities Renewal Program. - $30 million provided in 2006 through the Economic Stimulus Package to colleges in areas of the province where economic growth was slower than anticipated. - $180 million provided between 2003 and 2006 for new buildings and renovations, providing spaces for 21,000 more students. Disponible en français www.edu.gov.on.ca Backgrounder ------------------------------------------------------------------------- CAMPUS RENEWAL FUNDING FOR THE GREATER TORONTO AREA The Government of Ontario is investing $200 million in campus renewal projects at all of Ontario's publicly-funded colleges and universities. Over $75 million of this will go toward campus improvements across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). All colleges and universities in the GTA will benefit, including: - Centennial College - $3,710,600 - Durham College - $2,377,900 - George Brown College - $5,143,200 - Humber College - $5,568,900 - Ontario College of Art and Design - $1,458,000 - University of Ontario Institute of Technology - $1,350,000 - Ryerson University - $6,867,700 - Seneca College - $6,462,800 - Sheridan College - $4,633,800 - University of Toronto - $25,578,800 - York University - $12,600,200 Part of the $1.4 billion infrastructure fund announced in the Fall Economic Statement, the campus renewal funding will go toward: - Energy efficiency - to help institutions increase efficiency, conserve energy and address health and safety and environmental concerns - Campus safety and security initiatives - to assist institutions to improve safety and security systems and ensure students can complete their studies in safe and secure environments, and - Renewal of existing infrastructure - to help institutions maintain and repair their existing infrastructure. Funding will be allocated to all of Ontario's publicly-funded colleges and universities based on established assessments of each institution's needs. Each institution will determine its spending priorities within these three areas. Disponible en français www.edu.gov.on.ca ------------------------------------------------------------------------- MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 2007-08 CAMPUS RENEWAL PROGRAM TOTAL ALLOCATION $200,000,000 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- College Total University Total Allocation Allocation Algonquin College 5,022,100 Brock University 4,573,700 Collège Boréal 1,000,000 Carleton University 7,347,600 Cambrian College 1,611,800 University Of Guelph 8,114,100 Canadore College 1,075,100 Lakehead University 2,506,400 Centennial College 3,710,600 Laurentian University 2,534,600 La Cité collégiale 1,210,700 Algoma College 363,200 Conestoga College 2,274,700 Le Collège De Hearst 255,900 Confederation College 1,388,800 McMaster University 9,160,000 Durham College 2,377,900 Nipissing University 1,434,300 Fanshawe College 4,406,100 Ontario College Of Art and Design 1,458,000 George Brown College 5,143,200 University Of Ottawa 9,675,600 Georgian College 2,329,000 University of Ontario Inst. of Technology 1,350,000 Humber College 5,568,900 Queen's University 8,387,400 Lambton College 1,000,000 Ryerson University 6,867,700 Loyalist College 1,104,700 University Of Toronto 25,578,800 Mohawk College 3,731,800 Trent University 2,212,200 Niagara College 2,312,000 University Of Waterloo 9,088,600 Northern College 1,000,000 University Of Western Ont 13,208,600 St. Clair College 2,498,700 Wilfrid Laurier University 3,383,500 St. Lawrence College 1,875,400 University Of Windsor 4,899,600 Sault College 1,071,300 York University 12,600,200 Seneca College 6,462,800 Sheridan College 4,633,800 S.S. Fleming College 2,190,600 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOTAL 65,000,000 TOTAL 135,000,000 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- For further information: Annette Phillips, Minister's Office, (416) 473-4649; Kevin Dove, Communications Branch, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, (416) 325-2746; Public Inquiries: (416) 325-2929, or 1-800-387-5514, TTY: 1-800-263-2892 HELP | CONTACT US | PRIVACY | IMPORTANT NOTICES © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2008-2009 — Last Modified: February 15, 2009 For further information: Annette Phillips, Minister's Office, (416) 473-4649; Kevin Dove, Communications Branch, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, (416) 325-2746; Public Inquiries: (416) 325-2929, or 1-800-387-5514, TTY: 1-800-263-2892