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New Engineering and Science Building for York University Students

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New Engineering and Science Building for York University Students

McGuinty Government Invests In Colleges And Universities

Ontario is building state-of-the art classrooms, labs and tutorial space for engineering and science students at York University. 

The new Engineering and Science Building will provide space for more students to learn and continue their groundbreaking research. It will act as a hub for collaborative studies, such as the engineering and business programs offered jointly by the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Schulich School of Business.

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

Quick Facts

  • Ontario's investment of $50 million in York University's new engineering and science building is part of McGuinty government's upcoming long-term capital plan.
  • This project will create up to 1,200 jobs related to the construction trades.
  • 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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Mario Sergio

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

Mario Sergio

MPP for York West

“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 new engineering building will help York's engineering and science students succeed in the future, while creating good jobs today.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“We are extremely pleased that the Ontario government is investing in a technologically advanced engineering complex at York University. Building on York's traditional strengths in the humanities, social sciences, law and business, this initiative, while meeting our aspirations to expand in applied science, will provide us with the opportunity to train future innovators who will develop solutions for our growing challenges.”

Mamdouh Shoukri

President and Vice-Chancellor, York University

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