McMaster receives largest-ever government investment for labs

September 28, 2016

McMaster University has received its largest ever government investment in laboratories and research capacity. A $43M combined investment from the federal and Ontario governments–along with $24.3M from McMaster and an additional $7.6M from the Independent Electricity System Operator–will reportedly support the construction of a six-storey addition to the Arthur Bourns Building, the repair and retrofit of existing labs within the building, and the conducting of McMaster's campus electricity and heat cogeneration project (COGEN). “It's a scale of investment that will really make a difference here. This is not about investing in a university just for the university's sake,” said McMaster President Patrick Deane. “It's about investing in the province and the country for the benefit of the people of Ontario and the people of Canada.” McMaster |Hamilton Spectator