Saint Paul University granted $6M-plus to modernize Guigues Hall

Ottawa’s Saint Paul University has received significant funding for the renovation of Guigues Hall, to improve social and academic experiences for Franco-Ontarian students. Courtesy Communications USP – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=66156065

Ottawa’s Saint Paul University has received significant funding for the renovation of Guigues Hall, to improve social and academic experiences for Franco-Ontarian students.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $3.4 million over three years for the project, while the Government of Ontario is providing support through the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction (2020–2021 to 2022–2023). The university is also contributing $3.4 million over two years.

The renovation project has the following objectives:

  • To create collaborative zones, state-of-the-art teaching spaces, and a “social campus” with multiple informal social spaces
  • To consolidate academic offices and student services
  • To improve learning spaces, workspaces, and the overall quality of the building
  • To reduce the university’s energy footprint

The investments are in addition to more than $1 million in funding announced in March 2020 to renovate Guigues Hall’s auditorium. Modernizing its facilities will help the university continue offering its students a quality education in French and ensure the vitality of Franco-Ontarian culture.

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