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Province Supporting High Quality Education for Nipissing Students

Ontario Investing in Facility Upgrades at Nipissing University

Ministry of Colleges and Universities

Ontario is investing in facility upgrades at Nipissing University, so that students can continue to receive high quality education in safe and comfortable facilities.

The investment from the province and the federal government will allow Nipissing University to renovate and replace heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems and roofing components, saving energy and creating an improved, more comfortable working environment. Construction is planned to start in May 2017.

Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history -- about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit. Since 2015, the province has announced support for more than 475 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life. To learn more about infrastructure projects in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Investing in postsecondary infrastructure is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • The overall cost to complete this project is approximately $1.3 million, and includes $700,000 from Canada’s Strategic Investment Fund, $300,000 from Ontario, and $300,000 from Nipissing University.
  • Ontario has invested $735 million in capital funding for colleges and universities since 2013-14.
  • Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts the gross domestic product by $114 million, particularly in the construction and manufacturing sectors.

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“Our government is proud to support this important project at Nipissing University that will give Nipissing University students access to renewed and upgraded facilities. We know that providing high-quality education and training facilities is critical to building the highly skilled workforce we need to support good jobs and economic growth in Ontario.”

Deb Matthews

Deputy Premier, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development & Minister Responsible for Digital Government

“This once-in-a-generation investment by the Government of Canada is a historic down payment on the government’s vision to position Canada as a global centre for innovation. That means making Canada a world leader in turning ideas into solutions, science into technologies, skills into jobs and start-up companies into global successes. This investment will create conditions that are conducive to innovation and long-term growth, which will in turn keep the Canadian economy globally competitive.”

The Honourable Navdeep Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

“Encouraging scientific awareness in Ontario and across Canada depends on supporting our world-class scientists and researchers. Through investments such as those under the Strategic Investment Fund, we are continuing to lay the groundwork for making Canada a global leader in scientific excellence.”

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan

Minister of Science

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