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Improved Facilities For University of Guelph Students

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Improved Facilities For University of Guelph Students

McGuinty Government Supports Future Farmers and Agribusiness Employees

More than 670 students will have access to new and improved facilities at the University of Guelph Ridgetown campus by fall 2012.

Ontario is helping the University of Guelph renovate and add a new academic wing to the Reek Building on its Ridgetown campus. The new wing will include two additional classrooms and help centralize student services.

The Ridgetown campus is part of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) that supports future farmers and agribusiness employees from Ontario and around the world.

Investing in Ontario's roads, highways, transit, hospitals and schools is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create jobs, grow local economies and ensure the province remains strong and competitive for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is investing $1.4 million to support the Reek Building, a new student services and recruitment centre.
  • This project will create up to 15 construction jobs.
  • Since 2003, the McGuinty government has invested approximately $3 billion in capital funding at Ontario colleges and universities.
  • OAC provides innovative life sciences education and research for agriculture, food, the environment and rural communities in Canada and around the world.

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“Ontario's economy is turning the corner and we know a highly skilled and educated workforce is the key to Ontario's success in the years ahead. Our investment in this new facility is helping to prepare Guelph's students to succeed in the long-term, while providing jobs in the short-term.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“Our government's investment in the Reek Building will help prepare students for success in the future and boost Ontario's competitiveness by building knowledge and skills.”

Pat Hoy

MPP for Chatham-Kent-Essex

“Ontario's investment in the Reek Rejuvenation Project reaffirms the province's commitment to the postsecondary education and training in the agricultural industry. This investment will make a difference to future farmers and agribusiness leaders and to Ridgetown Campus.”

Dr. Art Schaafsma

Director, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus

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