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New Facilities for Nursing and Media Students at Western

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New Facilities for Nursing and Media Students at Western

McGuinty Government Invests In Colleges And Universities

Ontario is helping the University of Western Ontario provide students with improved classroom space and up-to-date technology, media studios, and clinical training laboratories.

The new facilities will provide space for more students to study and continue their research. The building formerly occupied by the Ivey School of Business is being renovated to house students in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, the School of Nursing, and the Institute for Advanced Study. It will also house graduate student offices and common space. 

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 $21 million in the University of Western Ontario's new media, nursing, and graduate study facilities is part of the McGuinty government's long-term infrastructure plan.
  • This project will create 240 construction-related jobs.
  • 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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“Our government's investment in the University of Western Ontario campus 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.”

Chris Bentley

MPP for London West

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

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“This investment by the Ontario government will be instrumental in helping Western provide an exceptional learning environment for our students who are pursuing studies in a variety of disciplines, including nursing, media and information studies.”

Amit Chakma

President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Ontario

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