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Sault College gets $3.6 million in infrastructure funding

The provincial funds will help three Sault College projects go forward.
Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie is the recipient of $3.6 million for three projects to improve educational and recreational opportunities.

The province has announced $3.6 million in funding to help three projects at Sault Ste. Marie’s Sault College.

The projects include: 

  • the new Institute for the Environment, Education and Entrepreneurship (iE3), allowing industry and academia to collaborate in areas of vital importance to the North, including Information and Communication Technology, and the management of forestry, water, wildlife and energy resources;
  • the Centre for Studies in Early Learning and Care, a multi-faceted early childhood education, research and training institute that will include new child care spaces for local families; and
  • a new 437-square-metre Waterfront and Tennis Centre for students and the community offering recreational facilities for tennis, rowing, kayaking and canoeing, and better facilities for course work.

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the investments in Sault Ste. Marie on Jan. 26 as part of a visit to college and university campuses across the province.

Dr. Rob Common, president at Sault College, called the announcement “a significant investment in the school.”

“This funding will help us to further enhance our facilities, programming, and overall educational experience,” he said in a release.

“The ongoing support of the provincial government not only benefits our current and future students, but also our staff and community at large,” he added. “We are very grateful for these contributions as they are helping to make our visions a reality.”