Ontario Invests In Campus Renewal
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.
Projects could include:
- improvements to existing buildings and facility renovations
- equipment upgrades
- energy efficiency, security and accessibility improvements.
The universities will decide which type of project will be of most benefit to their schools.
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.
- 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.
“Ontario's skilled and highly educated workforce is a key economic advantage and enhances Ontario's position as a destination of choice for global investment.”
“This significant investment will help our universities to modernize our labs, libraries and classrooms, and underscores that universities are indeed the knowledge infrastructure of the province. The investment also confirms Premier McGuinty's bold commitment to make investing in the skills and education of Ontarians the number one priority of his government.”
Dr. Paul C. Genest