Government of Canada

Government of Canada

June 08, 2009 13:51 ET

Government of Canada Announces Investment in Tyndale University College & Seminary

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today announced a Knowledge Infrastructure Program investment of $1.24 million in Tyndale University College & Seminary.

This investment is part of the federal government's two-year, $2-billion plan to repair and expand research and educational facilities at Canadian colleges and universities. The program is helping to provide economic stimulus and promote employment by creating jobs for engineers, architects, tradespeople and technicians. It is also helping to generate the advanced technological infrastructure needed to keep Canada's colleges and universities at the forefront of scientific advancement.

"This Government of Canada investment in Tyndale will provide significant short-term economic stimulus in this region," said Minister Clement. "Our government is investing in research and innovation to create jobs, to help our economy recover quickly and to improve the quality of life of Canadians."

The funds invested in the Toronto-based institution will go towards an energy efficiency upgrade of the main campus on Ballyconnor Court and partial renovation of the school's new campus on Bayview Avenue.

Tyndale President Brian Stiller expressed thanks on behalf of the school's Board of Governors for Tyndale's inclusion in the national infrastructure initiative.

"Tyndale is grateful for the opportunity to partner with the federal government in matching funds to enhance the quality of our facilities," said Dr. Stiller. "We believe that university and seminary communities such as Tyndale have a vital role to play in providing first class educational experiences for Canadians as they prepare to serve in Canada and around the world."

Canada's Economic Action Plan sets out to stimulate the Canadian economy over the next two years and to improve our long-term competitiveness through $12 billion in new infrastructure investment, which includes the $2-billion Knowledge Infrastructure Program. This new support is the next substantive investment in the Government of Canada's multi-year Science and Technology Strategy, Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada's Advantage.

For more information about the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, including program criteria and application instructions, please visit www.ic.gc.ca/knowledge-infrastructure.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Pema Lhalungpa, Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    or
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations
    613-943-2502
    or
    Tyndale University College & Seminary
    Rhonda Bowen
    416-226-6380 ext. 2175
    rbowen@tyndale.ca