Western University and the federal government are teaming up on funding two major projects on campus.
In an announcement made Friday, it was revealed that both sides will put forth $45-million for a total of $90-million in infrastructure spending on campus.
The money will be used to build the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (pictured). A release states that the building will be the university’s first multi-disciplinary Cluster of Research Excellence – the Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS) which will include the Brain & Mind Institute and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy.
The new, 130,000-square-foot facility will be located on the current Visual Arts parking lot off Perth Dr.
The funding will also go towards the Three C+ Innovation Centre, promoting idea sharing between students and researchers in the areas of business, engineering, and others.
London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos was on hand for the announcement as well.
“This infrastructure investment at Western University will be transformative for their students, faculty and staff,” he said. “These investments – which are taking place across Canada – will create good, well-paying jobs that can help the middle class grow and prosper today, while also delivering sustained economic growth for years to come. Through the Strategic Investment Fund, we are strengthening the foundation for building Canada into a global centre for innovation.”
The government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund allocates money to modernize research facilities on campuses across Canada and make them more environmentally friendly.
Photo courtesy Western University