Funding Boosts Graduate Student Spaces at U of G
February 27, 2009 - Campus Bulletin
The University of Guelph will receive $3.62 million from the provincial government to create spaces for 231 new graduate students.
In addition to supporting growth in graduate places in previous years, this funding will allow U of G to create another 218 master's and 13 PhD spaces, president Alastair Summerlee said Friday in the University of Guelph Library.
“We're pleased with the McGuinty government's ongoing commitment to post-secondary education in Ontario and grateful for their support,” said Summerlee.
Guelph MPP Liz Sandals said Ontario will invest $51.6 million over the next three years to create nearly 3,300 graduate spaces at universities across the province. The new spaces will enable more students to study for careers in high-demand sectors such as engineering and environmental studies.
“This investment will help more young people get the post-graduate education they need to help Ontario compete and succeed in today's knowledge-based economy,” said Sandals.