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City commits cash to ICT centre (10/02)

Algoma University College is teaming up with Sault Ste. Marie's Innovation Centre and the public utilities commission in proposing a $6.1-million information, communication and technology (ICT) centre at the Queen Street campus.

Algoma University College is teaming up with Sault Ste. Marie's Innovation Centre and the public utilities commission in proposing a $6.1-million information, communication and technology (ICT) centre at the Queen Street campus.

With a focus on education and business support, the ICT centre will provide incubation space for emerging small- and medium-sized ventures with an emphasis on linking programming and research to industry.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie has committed $254,000 for the capital project, scheduled for completion in spring, 2003 at the school's Queen Street campus. The project partners are counting on senior government agencies - FedNor, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund and SuperBuild – to provide 60 per cent funding support.

The 23,800-square-foot two-storey building would include computer and research labs, teleconference and videoconference facilities and space for a small- and medium-sized business incubator office.

The centre would be the home of Algoma's new computer game technology program it is developing with a Scottish university.




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