Brantford approves Nipissing Satellite Expansion Proposal

March 28, 2007

The City Council of Brantford, Ontario has approved the proposed 20-year, 6-point agreement with Nipissing University that will result in the expansion of NU's satellite campus in the city.  A city-owned building, a converted house, and an adjoining parking lot will be given to the school, along with a $1.5 million interest-free loan to help finance the cost of the expansion.  Nipissing will also receive a $600,000 municipal grant, including $500,000 originally intended for the Laurier-Brantford and
Mohawk College "Brantford Centre." At home in North Bay, Nipissing is launching an "ecovillage" that will turn two student residence townhouses into a pilot project that will provide sustainable living through efficient use of energy and waste management.  The deadline for applying to live in the "Ecovillage" is this Friday.  Nipissing News Release (1) | Nipissing News Release (2)