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Mcguinty Government Supports Sault Ste. Marie’s New Independent University

by NationTalk on September 25, 2009520 Views

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.

QUICK FACTS

• 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.

LEARN MORE

• http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/
Algoma University

CONTACTS

• Annette Phillips (For media)
Minister’s Office
416-326-5748
Annette.Phillips[at]nullontario.ca

• Tanya Blazina (For media)
Communications Branch
416-325-2746
tanya.blazina[at]nullontario.ca

• For public inquiries call
416-325-2929 or 1-800-387-5514
TTY 1-800-263-2892

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