Ryerson University commends Ontario government on budget



    TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - Ryerson University commends the Ontario
government for its support of post-secondary education, research and students
announced in yesterday's budget.
    The budget includes investments in the "knowledge infrastructure" of the
province through $200 million for maintenance and renewal of university
facilities and $250 million over five years for research infrastructure, as
well as programs to enhance student access to universities.
    "We welcome the province's funding of facilities and research
infrastructure, and its support for greater accessibility to higher education
for students," said Sheldon Levy, President, Ryerson University. "The
commitment to expanded financial aid for students through the Textbook and
Technology Grant and other programs is particularly important, at a time when
so many students are seeking the opportunity to study at Ontario
universities."
    Added Levy: "We look forward to continuing to work with the province, the
Council of Ontario Universities and colleagues at other universities to
address issues of long-term operating support and other challenges facing the
post-secondary sector."

    Ryerson University is Canada's leader in career-focused education,
offering close to 90 PhD, master's, and undergraduate programs in the Faculty
of Arts; the Faculty of Communication & Design; the Faculty of Community
Services; the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science; and the Ted
Rogers School of Management. Ryerson University has graduate and undergraduate
enrolment of 25,000 students. With more than 64,000 registrations annually,
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada's leading
provider of university-based adult education.





For further information:

For further information: Janet Mowat, Public Affairs, Ryerson
University, Office: (416) 979-5000, ext. 7002


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