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New Health Sciences Building For Ryerson University Students

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New Health Sciences Building For Ryerson University Students

McGuinty Government Invests in Colleges and Universities

Ontario is helping build a new applied health sciences building at Ryerson University to provide students with the best classrooms and labs.

The new building will provide more space for students to learn and become highly skilled healthcare professionals. It will bring several of the university's health science programs under one roof, helping meet the increasing demand for nurses and health professionals in Ontario.

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 $56.4 million in building a new applied health sciences building at Ryerson University is part of the McGuinty government's upcoming long-term capital plan.
  • The building will house several health related programs including the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing.
  • This project will create or maintain about 1,393 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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Glen R. Murray

“I'm proud that our government is investing in Ryerson. We're building the world-class infrastructure that our province requires in order to attract the most talented students, teachers, researchers and innovators from around the world. Today's announcement is exciting news for Ryerson, for Toronto, and for Ontario.”

Glen R. Murray

MPP for Toronto Centre

“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 applied health sciences at Ryerson University will help students succeed in the future, while creating good jobs today.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“Provincial support to provide more opportunities for students to study health sciences strengthens Ryerson's ability to be a leading academic force. This investment by the Ontario government is helping our students get the best possible education to succeed.”

Sheldon Levy

President and Vice Chancellor, Ryerson University

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