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Government of Ontario to fund Mohawk Fennell campus expansion

DSC00396  The Government of Ontario this afternoon announced a $20 million investment in the renewal of Mohawk's Fennell Campus. President Rob MacIsaac welcomed Deputy Premier George Smitherman, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities John Milloy (left), and Hamilton Mountain MPP Sophia Aggelonitis (below). Rob thanked the Government of Ontario for "stepping up to the plate in a big, big way for Mohawk and the City of Hamilton" and specifically thanked Sophia and Minister of Government and Consumer Services Ted McMeekin for being tireless college champions at Queen's Park.


The announcement at Mohawk was part of Ontario's strategy to ensure that every college and university benefits from investments made this week in the province's campuses.


The governments of Canada and Ontario this week announced joint funding of approximately $1.6 billion for 49 projects through the federal Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP) and the 2009 Ontario budget.  Ontario is allocating $55 million through the Strategic Capital Infrastructure Program to colleges and universities that did not receive funding through the KIP selection process with the federal government.  

Ontario is also investing $40 million to be invested in all colleges and universities for maintenance and campus renewal.