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Ontario Invests In Campus Renewal At The University Of Western Ontario

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Ontario Invests In Campus Renewal At The University Of Western Ontario

McGuinty Government Helps Universities Respond To Rising Enrollment

Universities across Ontario are receiving a total of $200 million in provincial funding to help them renew their campuses and improve the learning environment for their students.

The University of Western Ontario will receive almost $19.5 million of this funding to make improvements to existing buildings, upgrade equipment, renovate facilities, increase energy efficiency and improve security and accessibility.

Ontario's universities have been experiencing unprecedented growth and need to ensure campuses continue to provide the best learning space possible to support students. The Ontario government is committed to ensuring high quality postsecondary education is accessible across Ontario.

Quick Facts

  • Postsecondary enrolment is up 25 per cent in Ontario since 2004, with 100,000 more students attending college or university.
  • Ontario has one of the highest postsecondary enrolment rates in the G8 group of industrialized nations.

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“An investment in today's students is an investment in the business, scientific and community leaders of tomorrow.”

Deb Matthews

MPP for London North Centre

“This investment is about more than bricks and mortar - its about strengthening Ontario's economic advantage. By improving the learning environment for our university students, we're helping them get the best education possible.”

Chris Bentley

MPP for London West

“Our government recognizes that funding is necessary to provide up-to-date facilities for Western students.”

Khalil Ramal

MPP for London–Fanshawe

“Western is profoundly grateful to Premier McGuinty and the Government of Ontario for an investment which will strengthen education and research to the benefit of our students and faculty and the people of Ontario.”

Paul Davenport

President, University of Western Ontario

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