Billions for PSE in Ontario budget

March 25, 2008

Yesterday's Ontario provincial budget included an additional $200 million for university facilities renewal, $200 million for an "Ontario Research Fund" to help universities recruit and retain top researchers worldwide, a $355-million "Second Career Strategy," and $465 million for programs to improve student access to PSE. For Ontario's colleges, the budget also included 3-year funding of $75 million to expand apprenticeships, $45 million for apprenticeship equipment, and $60 million for equipment renewal. Several major projects were also singled out: $25 million to create a new Munk School of International Studies at uToronto, $25 million for a new centre for research and innovation in the bioeconomy in Thunder Bay, and $56 million for the Ontario Veterinary College at uGuelph. Ontario Budget | Ontario education media releaseGlobe & Mail | uToronto | COU | Colleges Ontario

Postscript: April 14 2008:

A flurry of news releases last Friday summarized exactly where Ontario's $200 million promised for campus renewal will be going.  The largest allotments went to the University of Toronto ($37 million), the University of Western Ontario ($19 million) and York University ($18 million). Ontario News Release | UWO News Release