George Brown College receives waterfront campus funding from federal government



    
    $30M investment to accelerate development of state-of-the-art Health
    Sciences facility in Toronto's rejuvenated East Bayfront
    

    TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ - George Brown College has received $30 million in
funding from the federal Government to support its new waterfront Health
Sciences campus to be constructed in the city's new East Bayfront development.
The announcement was made today as part of the joint announcement by the
federal and provincial governments on infrastructure investment in
postsecondary institutions across the province.
    Today's commitment follows an initial Ontario Government announcement of
$61.5 million in funding for the project, made in July 2008. The provincial
funding provided the College with the important support to initiate the
project.
    "We are extremely grateful to the Canadian and Ontario governments for
supporting essential growth at George Brown College," said Anne Sado,
President of the college. "This exciting project will allow us to further
develop as a centre of excellence for education in Health Sciences, allow us
to free up significant space on existing campuses for much-needed growth in
other programs experiencing space shortages and help us become a vibrant
centrepiece of the rejuvenated Toronto waterfront."
    Today's funding is part of the federal government's Knowledge
Infrastructure Program, a two-year, $2-billion economic stimulus measure to
support infrastructure enhancement at Canadian post-secondary institutions.

    About George Brown College

    With nine out of 10 graduates getting jobs within six months of
graduation, Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for
equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to
pursue the careers of their choice. From its three main campuses located
across the downtown core, George Brown offers more than 150 programs across a
wide variety of professions. Students can earn diplomas, post-graduate
certificates, industry accreditations, apprenticeships and four-year bachelor
degrees. More than 20,000 students attend the College (full-time equivalent)
with about 65,000 registered with the George Brown College School of
Continuing Education. For more information, please visit www.georgebrown.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Paul Zanettos, George Brown College, Office:
(416) 415-5000 ext. 3428, Mobile: (416) 893-5435, pzanetto@georgebrown.ca


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