KIP — Investing in Higher Education

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Investing in Higher Education

Posted on Industry Canada website: November 30, 2012

The Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP), introduced in Canada’s Economic Action Plan was a two-year, $2-billion economic stimulus plan to revitalize facilities at universities, cégeps and colleges across Canada. The program invested in over 500 projects at post-secondary institutions from coast to coast to coast. New buildings were constructed and existing facilities received needed upgrades. The investments improved the quality of research and development at universities, strengthened the ability of colleges and polytechnics to deliver advanced knowledge and skills training, established business incubators to support the transfer of new technologies from universities to the Canadian marketplace, improved the energy efficiency of Canada’s post-secondary institutions and addressed urgent deferred maintenance projects that will allow institutions to continue to support education and research for years to come.

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