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Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli announced $507,500 in funding to Canadore College and Nipissing University.

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The money, according to a media release issued by Fedeli’s office, will ensure the post-secondary institutions have modern facilities, learning tools and equipment so students receive the high-quality education and training they need to succeed in the workforce.

“This support will ensure students at Canadore College, and Nipissing University have access to the latest instructional tools and equipment to meet business and industry standards,” Fedeli said.

“By investing in the renewal and modernization of postsecondary infrastructure, we are supporting the growth of the economy right here in North Bay and ensuring students get the knowledge and skills they need to get good-paying jobs.”

Canadore College will receive $300,000 for their Integrated Media and Entertainment Technology Hub and Nipissing University will receive $207,500 for their Interprofessional Simulation Centre Equipment.

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Canadore College seeks an equipment investment to benefit the media and design that builds on existing assets, establishing a multi-disciplined, Integrated Media and Entertainment Technology (IM-ET) Hub.

“The media and entertainment industries are highly technology-driven. These technologies include cutting-edge special effects developed for film production, media streaming, virtual reality gaming, innovative broadcasting, music, and advertising,” according to Fedeli’s office.

The equipment at Nipissing University will expand the holistic delivery of simulation education that includes inter-relational skills and culturally safe practices across professional practice education and improve access to university education for students located in remote communities within Ontario where there is often the greatest shortage of professional practitioners, such as nurses, social workers, counsellors, and teachers.

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“Canadore College is committed to utilizing cutting-edge technology so that our students are prepared for employment as soon as they graduate. These are emerging industries in the North and the Government of Ontario’s investment enables us to build on our current competencies, supply the staff employers require to flourish, and foster the growth of robust economies across the region,” said George Burton, President and CEO of Canadore College.

Dr. Kevin Wamsley, President and Vice-Chancellor, Nipissing University said the province’s investment in state-of-the-art equipment for our Interprofessional Simulation Center means Nipissing students will have the opportunity to practice critical, applied skills, in a controlled environment, to help prepare them for professional success in their chosen field upon graduation, be it social work, nursing or teaching,.

“Having access to the latest equipment further enhances the exceptional student experience and supportive learning environment that we strive to provide our students.”


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