Ottawa increases contribution to Royal Roads' Learning and Innovation Centre

February 16, 2011

The federal government is pledging another $2 million to complete construction of Royal Roads University's Learning and Innovation Centre (LIC). Construction of the facility began last year and is expected to be completed this spring. The Gold LEED certified project was funded through a $15-million contribution from the BC government, and a $3-million investment from Ottawa, which now comes to $5 million with this additional investment from the Knowledge Infrastructure Program. The centre "will provide students with more choices in career-oriented degrees," says BC's science and universities minister. The LIC is purpose-built for Royal Roads' approach to collaborative learning, combining short-term residencies with online course work for the growing domestic and international market. Royal Roads News Release