Toronto, Ontario – Humber College has received $21.6 million from the federal government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) for two major infrastructure projects: construction of a new Centre of Technology and Innovation (CTI) at the college’s North Campus, and implementation of the school’s Integrated Energy Master Plan, a multi-year initiative to significantly improve water and energy efficiency.

“This funding will enable Humber to continue to support two of our core values: innovation and sustainability,” said Chris Whitaker, president and CEO of Humber College. “With this announcement, the federal government has acknowledged the significant role that postsecondary institutions play in fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, research and environmental sustainability.”

The Centre of Technology and Innovation will focus on helping students develop marketable high-tech skills through programs that emphasize sustainable building and human-centred technology.  

The Integrated Energy Master Plan (IEMP) is a comprehensive plan to meet several significant energy efficiency goals by 2034, including reducing water use per student by 50 per cent and creating at least 30 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

“Encouraging scientific awareness in Ontario and across Canada depends on supporting our world-class scientists and researchers,” said The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science. “Through investments such as those under the Strategic Investment Fund, we are strengthening the foundation for building Canada.”

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About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 29,800 full-time students and 56,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 180 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 60 online courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca

For more information and to arrange interviews, please contact:
Nadia Araujo                                    
416.675.6622 ext. 5479                   
Nadia.araujo@humber.ca