Mcguinty Government Supports Sault Ste. Marie’s New Independent University
September 25, 2009
Ontario’s newest university is improving the range and quality of programs it offers Sault Ste. Marie-area students.With increased financial support from the Ontario government, Algoma University will continue to grow into its mandate as a degree-granting institution.
Northern Ontario students now have improved access to postsecondary education through four universities offering high-quality programs. Additional funding for Algoma recognizes the higher costs these universities face in serving remote and Aboriginal communities.
• To help Algoma grow into its independent status, Ontario is providing over $4 million to the university this year in addition to its regular operating grants.
• Legislation passed in May 2008 granted independence to the former Laurentian University affiliate.
• Algoma received $16 million through the government’s Knowledge Infrastructure program in May 2009 to support a new Biosciences and Technology Convergence Centre.
• Over 20 per cent of Algoma’s students are Aboriginal people.
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