Ontario is investing $23 million at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College
– Guelph, Ontario
Ontario is investing $23 million in a cutting-edge clinical learning building at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College to support highly specialized and in-demand jobs across Ontario.
The province’s investment will help build a new learning space with modern and flexible classrooms that will use computer-based case studies, patient simulators and medical communications labs to give students hands-on, interactive learning experiences. In addition, the college will renovate its existing veterinary hospital to provide new space for advanced surgery and anaesthesia.
A one-of-a-kind Ontario institution, the Ontario Veterinary College provides highly specialized training in veterinary medicine and makes a unique contribution to research in areas such as animal and human health and food security. Ontario’s investment will leverage technology to improve training, safety and biosecurity for tomorrow’s veterinarians and researchers, and help the college maintain its status as a recognized global leader in its field.
Renewing space at the Ontario Veterinary College is part of the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. In 2015, the province announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.
Improving postsecondary infrastructure is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
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