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UOIT Receives $26.9 Million In Federal Support For Major New Research Centre

July 8, 2015 – The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Durham was joined today by Dr. Tim McTiernan, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) to announce funding of up to $26.9 million for the new Centre of Advanced Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CARIE) building under the New Building Canada Plan, in Ontario. This project will

provide much needed academic, entrepreneurial and research spaces on the University of Ontario Institute of Technology campus. The new CARIE building will include the construction of new teaching labs, collaborative space for ventures focusing on applied research and development, as well as conference and seminar rooms. The facility will bring together services and resources to support entrepreneurial talent and facilitate collaborative research with industry, academic and community partners. 

“In addition to helping the university expand its role as a research hub in the eastern GTA, the Centre for Advanced Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation will support industrial innovation, economic prosperity and community development, and create exciting new entrepreneurial and experiential learning opportunities for UOIT students. The Government of Canada’s investment strengthens the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s capacity to lever additional support from the business community,
donors and other governments,” commented Tim McTiernan, PhD, President and Vice Chancellor, UOIT.

The New Building Canada Plan is the largest and longest federal infrastructure plan in Canada’s history. This unprecedented commitment is providing $53 billion to support provincial, territorial and municipal infrastructure, between 2014 and 2024.

Over this ten–year period, Ontario will benefit from approximately $11 billion in dedicated federal funding, including almost $2.7 billion under the New Building Canada Fund.

Quick Facts

Support for Centre of Advanced Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CARIE) Building
The Government of Canada has selected this project for funding consideration of up to one third of eligible costs, to a maximum of $26.9 million under the New Building Canada Fund’s Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-National and Regional Projects. This funding is conditional on the project meeting applicable federal eligibility requirements with respect to the New Building Canada Fund and the signing of a contribution agreement.

UOIT will be responsible for securing all remaining funding necessary to complete the project.

New Building Canada Plan
The $53 billion New Building Canada Plan provides stable funding for a 10-year period, and includes:

The Community Improvement Fund, consisting of the Gas Tax Fund and the incremental Goods and Services Tax Rebate for Municipalities, which will provide over $32 billion to municipalities for projects such as roads, public transit and recreational facilities, and other community infrastructure.

The $14-billion New Building Canada Fund, which consists of:
The $4-billion National Infrastructure Component that will support projects of national significance; and
amount, $1 billion for projects in communities with fewer than 100,000 residents through the Small Communities Fund.

An additional $1.25 billion in funding for the Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Canada Fund administered by PPP Canada.

Associated Links

To learn more about the New Building Canada Fund – Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects, please visit  http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nrp-pnr-prog-eng.html.

To learn more about the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, please visit www.UOIT.ca.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada’s Economic Action Plan at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.