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    McGuinty Government Invests In Energy Efficiency And Campus Safety And
    Security

    TORONTO, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - The Ontario government is investing $200 million
in campus renewal projects at all of Ontario's publicly-funded colleges and
universities.

    
    Part of the $1.4 billion infrastructure fund announced in the Fall
Economic Statement, the campus renewal funding will go toward:

    -   Energy efficiency - to help institutions increase efficiency,
        conserve energy and address health and safety and environmental
        concerns
    -   Campus safety and security initiatives - to assist institutions to
        improve safety and security systems and ensure students can complete
        their studies in safe and secure environments, and
    -   Renewal of existing infrastructure - to help institutions maintain
        and repair their existing infrastructure.
    

    "Our government's investment will help local communities across Ontario
immediately by stimulating construction and creating jobs," said John Milloy,
Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, speaking at George Brown's
St. James Campus. "We are making an important investment in the
knowledge-based economy of tomorrow by investing in today's students."
    George Brown College is receiving over $5.1 million towards its downtown
Toronto campuses. Over $70 million is also going to other universities and
colleges in the Greater Toronto Area. The remaining funding will shared by
colleges and universities across Ontario.
    "This a win-win for the students of George Brown and for Toronto's
downtown core," said Toronto Centre MPP George Smitherman. "Improving the
campus will create a more exciting learning environment for students and make
the downtown area more dynamic."
    "This funding will allow us to improve the George Brown student
experience inside the classroom and out," said Anne Sado, President of George
Brown College. "It will help us expand and update our classrooms and labs and
improve the efficiency and sustainability of our buildings and equipment."

    
    Disponible en français

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            CAMPUS RENEWAL IN ONTARIO'S UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

    The Government of Ontario is investing $200 million in campus renewal
projects at all of Ontario's publicly-funded colleges and universities.
    Part of the $1.4 billion infrastructure fund announced in the Fall
Economic Statement, the campus renewal funding will go toward:

    -   Energy efficiency - to help institutions increase efficiency,
        conserve energy and address health and safety and environmental
        concerns
    -   Campus safety and security initiatives - to assist institutions to
        improve safety and security systems and ensure students can complete
        their studies in safe and secure environments, and
    -   Renewal of existing infrastructure - to help institutions maintain
        and repair their existing infrastructure.

    Funding will be allocated to all of Ontario's publicly-funded colleges and
universities based on established assessments of each institution's needs.
Each institution will determine its spending priorities within these three
areas.
    This funding builds the McGuinty government's recent investments in
Ontario's vital postsecondary system, including:

    -   A $365 million investment in the 2007 Budget to support quality
        improvements at colleges and universities
    -   $40 million provided to colleges and universities annually through
        the Facilities Renewal Program.
    -   $30 million provided in 2006 through the Economic Stimulus Package to
        colleges in areas of the province where economic growth was slower
        than anticipated.
    -   $180 million provided between 2003 and 2006 for new buildings and
        renovations, providing spaces for 21,000 more students.

    Disponible en français

                              www.edu.gov.on.ca


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             CAMPUS RENEWAL FUNDING FOR THE GREATER TORONTO AREA

    The Government of Ontario is investing $200 million in campus renewal
projects at all of Ontario's publicly-funded colleges and universities. Over
$75 million of this will go toward campus improvements across the Greater
Toronto Area (GTA).

    All colleges and universities in the GTA will benefit, including:

    -   Centennial College - $3,710,600
    -   Durham College - $2,377,900
    -   George Brown College - $5,143,200
    -   Humber College - $5,568,900
    -   Ontario College of Art and Design - $1,458,000
    -   University of Ontario Institute of Technology - $1,350,000
    -   Ryerson University - $6,867,700
    -   Seneca College - $6,462,800
    -   Sheridan College - $4,633,800
    -   University of Toronto - $25,578,800
    -   York University - $12,600,200

    Part of the $1.4 billion infrastructure fund announced in the Fall
Economic Statement, the campus renewal funding will go toward:

    -   Energy efficiency - to help institutions increase efficiency,
        conserve energy and address health and safety and environmental
        concerns
    -   Campus safety and security initiatives - to assist institutions to
        improve safety and security systems and ensure students can complete
        their studies in safe and secure environments, and
    -   Renewal of existing infrastructure - to help institutions maintain
        and repair their existing infrastructure.

    Funding will be allocated to all of Ontario's publicly-funded colleges and
universities based on established assessments of each institution's needs.
Each institution will determine its spending priorities within these three
areas.

    Disponible en français

                              www.edu.gov.on.ca



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               MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
                       2007-08 CAMPUS RENEWAL PROGRAM

                       TOTAL ALLOCATION  $200,000,000
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        College                 Total        University              Total
                             Allocation                           Allocation

    Algonquin College         5,022,100  Brock University          4,573,700
    Collège Boréal            1,000,000  Carleton University       7,347,600
    Cambrian College          1,611,800  University Of Guelph      8,114,100
    Canadore College          1,075,100  Lakehead University       2,506,400
    Centennial College        3,710,600  Laurentian University     2,534,600
    La Cité collégiale        1,210,700    Algoma College            363,200
    Conestoga College         2,274,700    Le Collège De Hearst      255,900
    Confederation College     1,388,800  McMaster University       9,160,000
    Durham College            2,377,900  Nipissing University      1,434,300
    Fanshawe College          4,406,100  Ontario College Of
                                          Art and Design           1,458,000
    George Brown College      5,143,200  University Of Ottawa      9,675,600
    Georgian College          2,329,000  University of Ontario
                                          Inst. of Technology      1,350,000
    Humber College            5,568,900  Queen's University        8,387,400
    Lambton College           1,000,000  Ryerson University        6,867,700
    Loyalist College          1,104,700  University Of Toronto    25,578,800
    Mohawk College            3,731,800  Trent University          2,212,200
    Niagara College           2,312,000  University Of Waterloo    9,088,600
    Northern College          1,000,000  University Of Western
                                          Ont                     13,208,600
    St. Clair College         2,498,700  Wilfrid Laurier
                                          University               3,383,500
    St. Lawrence College      1,875,400  University Of Windsor     4,899,600
    Sault College             1,071,300  York University          12,600,200
    Seneca College            6,462,800
    Sheridan College          4,633,800
    S.S. Fleming College      2,190,600
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    TOTAL                    65,000,000  TOTAL                   135,000,000
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For further information:

For further information: Annette Phillips, Minister's Office, (416)
473-4649; Kevin Dove, Communications Branch, Ministry of Training, Colleges
and Universities, (416) 325-2746; Public Inquiries: (416) 325-2929, or
1-800-387-5514, TTY: 1-800-263-2892

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