Ontario Invests In New Student Learning Centre At Ryerson



    McGuinty Government Supports Students And A Strong Economy

    TORONTO, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - Ontario is investing in a new library and
student centre at Ryerson University.
    The new Student Learning Centre will feature the new technologies and
tools students need to help Ontario compete globally. Ontario will invest
$45 million in the project.
    "Ontario's highly skilled people make our province one of the best places
in the world to invest," said Premier McGuinty. "By investing in the skills
and knowledge of students at Ryerson and across Ontario, we can help Ontario
compete and win."
    This project is part of the $1.4-billion infrastructure investment
outlined in the government's fall economic statement. The investment will help
improve Ontario's competitiveness and stimulate job creation and economic
growth.
    "Ryerson's new student centre is a perfect fit for this neighbourhood --
it will give the school an exciting gateway to Yonge Street and help
revitalize Toronto," said Toronto Centre MPP George Smitherman.
    Ryerson's new student centre will be located at the corner of Yonge and
Gould Streets. Once built, the new centre could help more students attend the
university.
    The demand for first-year spots at Ryerson is increasing faster than the
provincial average. More than 30,000 students attend Ryerson in over 95 PhD,
master's and undergraduate programs.
    Learn more about Ryerson's plans to grow. Explore what you can do after
high school.

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