Redeemer Celebrates Reopening of Administrative Wing
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September 10, 2010

David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Ancaster–Dundas–Flamborough–Westdale, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, along with Hubert Krygsman, President of Redeemer University College, today celebrated the reopening of the school’s administrative wing. The federal government contributed more than $2.9 million through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program for several infrastructure enhancement projects at the school. Of that amount, $1.2 million was for renovations to the administrative wing. The balance of the funds needed to complete this renovation came from donations made by Redeemer’s support community. The renovation of the administrative wing is one of the more than 20 projects undertaken with Knowledge Infrastructure Program funding as part of the Academic Complex Renewal project. The renovation will allow Redeemer to better serve students by locating all appropriate services into one part of the academic building. In Ontario, the federal government has made investments in 56 infrastructure projects throughout the province totalling $798.9 million. “Our government has invested in innovation and infrastructure to improve the quality of life of Canadians and set the foundation for economic prosperity,” said Mr. Sweet. “This investment created jobs for people at a critical period, while enhancing the infrastructure that Redeemer University College needs for years to come.” The Knowledge Infrastructure Program — launched in March 2009 as a two-year, $2‑billion economic stimulus measure to support infrastructure enhancement at Canadian post-secondary institutions — is part of $12 billion in new infrastructure investment allocated under Canada’s Economic Action Plan. The program has provided real economic stimulus and employment by creating local jobs for engineers, architects, tradespeople and technicians. It is also helping to generate the advanced technological infrastructure needed to keep Canada’s research and educational facilities at the forefront of scientific advancement. “We are pleased to have the federal government partner with us on this important project,” said President Krygsman. “When this campus was built in 1985, enrolment was less than 300 students, and our facilities have not been able to keep up with the rapid growth that we experienced in the last 10 years. This will allow us to better serve the more than 900 students who are attending Redeemer this year.” For more information about the Knowledge Infrastructure Program and projects being funded in Ontario and across the country, please visit the Knowledge Infrastructure Program website. More information on Canada’s Economic Action Plan can be found on Canada’s Economic Action Plan website.

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