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Arthurs announces $10-million capital investment to help UOIT grow

As students arrived this week to begin a new academic year, Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge MPP Wayne Arthurs was on campus at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on September 5 to announce that the provincial government was investing $10 million to build new facilities on the award-winning and state-of-the-art campus shared by UOIT and Durham College.

Arthurs, who is also the parliamentary secretary to the provincial minister of finance, made the announcement in the Campus Library's fireside reading room and was greeted by students, faculty, staff and members of the UOIT leadership team, including Dr. Ronald Bordessa, the university's president. Arthurs also announced that the government will be providing the university with unrestricted degree granting authority.

The new funding is part of a $50-million investment announced in the 2007 provincial budget for new capital projects and supports the McGuinty government's $6.2 billion Reaching Higher plan.

For more details, click here for a provincial government media release.

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