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New Building For McMaster University

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New Building For McMaster University

McGuinty Government Invests In Colleges And Universities

Ontario is helping McMaster University build a new research facility for humanities and social science students.

The new Wilson Building for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences will provide space for more students in leading-edge classrooms, labs and tutorial space at a new and revitalized, environmentally sustainable facility.  

Increasing the number of student spaces at colleges and universities and making sure students have access to education and training is an important element of Putting Students First, the McGuinty government's plan to provide quality, affordable postsecondary education and training to Ontario students.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario's investment of $45.5 million in McMaster University's new Wilson Building for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences is part of the McGuinty government's upcoming long-term capital plan.
  • This project will create about 150 construction jobs.
  • The Wilson Building will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified.
  • Since 2003, the McGuinty government has invested more than $3 billion in capital funding at Ontario colleges and universities.
  • The 2011 Budget - Turning The Corner announced additional operating support that will help create places for more than 60,000 additional students in Ontario's colleges and universities by 2015-16.

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Ted McMeekin

“If education is indeed our future, then McMaster is certainly on the cutting edge. The importance of this university to this community can't be overstated. The new building for the Humanities and Social Sciences Program will add to McMaster's ability to provide first-class education in Ontario.”

Ted McMeekin

MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale

“Our government's investment in McMaster University adds to Hamilton's future prosperity. Every community, every region must have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and well-being of Ontario.”

Sophia Aggelonitis

MPP for Hamilton Mountain

“Ontario is putting students first by creating more opportunities at our colleges and universities so we can build the skilled and knowledgeable workforce needed for the global economy. Our government's investment in the Wilson building will help McMaster's students succeed in the future, while creating good jobs today.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“The new building, named for our Chancellor Lynton R. Wilson, will be a vital resource for McMaster's humanities and social sciences students. This investment by the Ontario government is helping our students get the best possible education to succeed.”

Patrick Deane

President, McMaster University

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