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Building Ontario with $6.4M to Modernize Postsecondary Infrastructure at Humber College

The Ontario government is investing $6.4M in funding in 2021-22 at Humber College to help provide a modern and safe learning environment for students, faculty and staff, both virtually and on campus. 

The funding is part of the government’s $583 million investment over three years to help institutions modernize classrooms by upgrading technology, carrying out critical repairs, improving their environmental sustainability and supporting virtual learning projects that increase access to postsecondary education for students.

“Ontario’s postsecondary institutions offer world class education, which is critical to the future of the province, and our economy,” said Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities. “Our government’s investments to build Ontario will help colleges and universities renew and modernize their facilities and buy vital training equipment so they can continue to deliver high-quality education to students – anytime and anywhere.”

Capital funding at Humber College will help support the Smart City Lab, which will be a learning laboratory for Humber students to gain knowledge and skills associated with both the physical Microgrid assets and operations, as well as the simulation and emulation capabilities offered by an advanced Microgrid controller. In addition, they will purchase equipment for the Humber Centre for the Trades and Technology. This equipment will be used by a variety of programs including Millwright, Welding Techniques and Electrical Techniques. Finally, Humber College will use the grant on a variety of projects, including HVAC improvements, electrical upgrades, and solar panel installation.

“This support will ensure students at Humber College have access to modern instructional equipment to meet business and industry standards, increase student access to micro-credentials and enhance the overall student experience,” said Christine Hogarth, MPP for Etobicoke – Lakeshore. “By investing in postsecondary infrastructure, we are not only supporting our local economy, but ensuring students get the skills needed for the in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow.”