ST. CATHARINES, ONT.—The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $26.5 million in infrastructure at Brock University and Niagara College.
Brock University is receiving funding for two projects: the District Energy Efficiency Project and the Schmon Tower Innovation Atrium. These projects will improve energy efficiency on campus.
A $7.78-million investment in the District Energy Efficiency Project will enable Brock to replace equipment and piping in the District Energy Facility, states a government release issued Nov. 3.
Of this funding, $5.19 million is being provided by the Government of Canada and $2.59 million by the province. Brock University is contributing an additional $2.59 million to the project.
The university will also receive an investment of $8.47 million from the federal government for the Schmon Tower Innovation Atrium, an important part of the new Brock LINC innovation and commercialization space, the release adds. Brock LINC is a new 30,000-square-foot research facility that will support entrepreneurs looking to turn their ideas into products and services for the marketplace. Brock University is providing an additional $10.62 million for the project.
Niagara College will receive an investment of $10.26 million for a project at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus to support the agri-food sector in the region. According to the release, with the funding, Niagara College will build research and innovation labs, specialized training facilities for student entrepreneurship and incubation space for agri-food businesses.
Of this funding, $8.7 million is being provided by the government of Canada and $1.56 million by the province of Ontario. Niagara College is contributing an additional $24.33 million.