Conestoga news

February 7, 2014 11:32 AM

Ontario goverment supports Conestoga innovation projects

The Honourable John Milloy, MPP for Kitchener Centre, Minister of Government Services and Government House Leader, visited Conestoga’s Doon campus on Wednesday, February 5 to announce the Ontario government’s support for seven projects that will increase innovation and improve the learning experience for students.

Conestoga will receive $1,119,234 through Ontario’s Productivity and Innovation Fund to support the following projects:

  • Optimizing Simulation and Clinical Learning in the Education of Health Care Professionals
  • Enhancing Student Pathways to Postsecondary Education
  • Creating an Effective Framework for New Faculty Development
  • Common Foundational Communications Course
  • Strengthening Success through Program Redesign
  • Program Design for Experiential Learning
  • Teaching Evaluation

    “We appreciate the Ontario government’s support for these initiatives,” said Conestoga President John Tibbits. “These investments will support our ongoing efforts to increase productivity and enhance the student learning experience as we prepare a new generation of highly skilled workers to meet the needs of the 21st century workplace.”

    As part of the Productivity and Innovation Fund, Ontario is investing more than $47 million to support 120 projects at colleges and universities across the province.