Ontario Supporting Better Science and Innovation Training for Windsor Students

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

Province Investing in New Research Facility at the University of Windsor

January 12, 2017

Ontario is investing in a new science, research and innovation facility at the University of Windsor that will better equip students with the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

The investment from the province and the federal government will allow the University of Windsor to better support its science students with a regional state-of-the-art research space. The facility will provide student-centred, hands-on training and cutting-edge research experience for the next generation of scientists. Site work is expected to start in February 2017.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Investing in postsecondary infrastructure is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.



" Our government is proud to support this important project to give the University of Windsor science students access to modern and energy-efficient facilities. We know that providing access to high-quality education and training facilities is critical to building the highly skilled workforce we need to support good jobs and economic growth for today and tomorrow, and this investment will help us to do it."
- Deb Matthews
Ontario’s Deputy Premier, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Minister Responsible for Digital Government

" This once-in-a-generation investment by the Government of Canada is a historic down payment on the government’s vision to position Canada as a global centre for innovation. That means making Canada a world leader in turning ideas into solutions, science into technologies, skills into jobs and start-up companies into global successes. This investment will create conditions that are conducive to innovation and long-term growth, which will in turn keep the Canadian economy globally competitive."
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development



  • The overall cost to complete this project is approximately $30.3 million, and includes $14.9 million from Canada’s Strategic Investment Fund, $2.6 million from Ontario, and $12.8 million from the University of Windsor.
  • Ontario has invested $735 million in capital funding for colleges and universities since 2013-14.
  • Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts the gross domestic product by $114 million, particularly in the construction and manufacturing sectors.