40% of QC university buildings in poor condition, says report

October 7, 2016

More than 40% of the buildings on Quebec’s university campuses are in disrepair, according to a QC report obtained by Radio-Canada. The province reportedly estimates that it would cost roughly $1.5B to cover the necessary repairs, but university administrators and other stakeholders say this estimate is too low. “The environment where you study, it's not just resources,” commented Montréal Mayor Denis Coderre. “It could mean also where you work, where you live and all that, so if there's some issues we should also focus on that.” QC Minister of Higher Education Hélène David says that the provincial government will contribute $1B to universities for maintenance and construction over the next six years, in addition to the $1B it provided between 2005 and 2015. David added that some additional funding could come from the federal government, which has pledged to create a $2B fund for post-secondary institutions. CBC