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Supporting Innovation At University Of Windsor

McGuinty Government Helps Build State-of-the-Art Facility, Supports Aerospace Industry

Students will soon have a new state-of-the-art facility to help them study aerospace manufacturing and engineering in Windsor.

A new 'clean room' at the University of Windsor's new Centre of Engineering Innovation will provide space for students to learn and conduct groundbreaking research. A 'clean room' is a specialized facility with an atmosphere-control system that regulates the temperature, humidity and level of contaminants to the exact standards needed for aerospace manufacturing and for scientific research.

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 $2 million in the new clean room for the University of Windsor's aerospace program.
  • Since 2003, the McGuinty government has invested approximately $3 billion in capital funding at Ontario colleges and universities.
  • The 2011 Budget - Turning The Corner announced 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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“Ontario's economy is turning the corner and our government is pleased to continue to support the University of Windsor and the local industry. As we enter the second century of flight, new innovation and expertise are required to build the next generation of aircraft. This investment will not only support Windsor's growing capability in the aviation industry, but it also builds on its existing strengths.”

Sandra Pupatello

MPP for Windsor West and Minister of Economic Development and Trade

“We know a highly skilled and educated workforce is the key to Ontario's success in the years ahead. Our government's investment in this new facility at the University of Windsor is putting students first, while creating good jobs today.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“We are grateful to the Ontario government for today's announcement which will enable the University of Windsor to move forward with a very exciting aerospace engineering program in a region of Ontario that is witnessing a growing capacity in the aviation industry. This investment will enable the Faculty of Engineering to proceed to have the critical capacity it needs to finalize the establishment of an aerospace program to coincide with the opening of our Centre for Engineering Innovation in the fall of 2012.”

Dr. Alan Wildeman

President and Vice-Chancellor

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