$4 million from the province “to provide a modern and safe learning environment” in Canadore, NU

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“Some of these funds will be used to renew classrooms, labs and stores, and build capacity to deliver health and wellness training using some of the latest simulation technologies available globally.”

Canadore College and Nipissing University will receive a total of $4 million in funding to “help provide a modern and safe learning environment for students, faculty and staff, both virtually and on campus,” according to an announcement from Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli.

Fedeli was joined by North Bay Mayor Al McDonald, who acted as host of the virtual event, and officials from both institutions on Tuesday.

“This support will provide students at Canadore College and Nipissing University with access to modern teaching materials to meet business and industry standards, increase student access to micro credentials and improve the overall student experience,” Fedeli said. “By investing in post-secondary infrastructure, we are not only supporting our local economy, but also ensuring that students acquire the skills needed for the in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow.

Canadore College will use its share of $2.4 million to purchase virtual and interactive simulation software, such as Can-Sim and Laerdal vSim, to deliver healthcare courses online and in remote locations around the world. North.

“We are grateful for the Government of Ontario’s investment in our infrastructure that will allow Canadore College to provide the workforce needed to build a stronger Ontario. These funds will be used to continue the development of Canadore’s program to meet the needs of today’s and evolving workforces as we build Ontario’s economy,” said Canadore President George Burton.

Nipissing University will support a variety of projects, including creating a nursing simulation space and replacing the roof and HVAC with its $1.6 million in funding.

“This investment from the province means that students at Nipissing will continue to enjoy state-of-the-art facilities that not only enhance the student experience, but provide an excellent learning environment inside and out. outside the classroom,” said Nipissing University President Kevin Wamsley.

Burton added, “Specifically, a portion of these funds will be used to renew classrooms, labs and stores, and improve Canadore’s ability to deliver
health and wellness training using some of the latest simulation technology available worldwide. Our vision is to create a world-class simulation technology environment that will train our students to enter the job market with the latest skills, helping us meet the growing need for university graduates in the
Province.”

As indicated in the 2021 Ontario BudgetThe funding announced Tuesday is part of the government’s $583 million investment over three years to help colleges and universities maintain and renew facilities and purchase state-of-the-art teaching equipment while upgrading classrooms classrooms by upgrading technology, making essential repairs, improving their environmental sustainability, and supporting virtual learning projects that increase access to post-secondary education for students, including:

  • $493 million over three years through the Facilities Renewal Program to help publicly funded colleges and universities with essential maintenance, repairs, upgrades and renewals of existing facilities;
  • $60 million over three years through the College Equipment and Renewal Fund to help colleges purchase and renew instructional equipment and learning resources; and,
  • $30 million over three years through the new Training Equipment and Renewal Fund to help universities purchase and renew modern, state-of-the-art equipment.
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