Lambton College Board President Jim Burns thanks Cambridge MPP (L) Kathyrn McGarry for the province’s committment of $10 million for the new Centre for Health Sciences. MPP Pat Davidson and College President Judy Morris look on. The federal government has also committed $10 million. Lambton County council previously made a $5 million, multi-year donation to the project.
Lambton College will begin construction on its new Centre for Health Sciences in 2016 after the federal and provincial government committed $10 million each to the project.
Sarnia-Lambton MPP Pat Davidson and Cambridge MPP (L) Kathryn McGarry were at Lambton College Wednesday to make the announcement.
Earlier this year, Lambton County Councillors committed $5 million for the project when the feds and the province anted up.
The $30 million Centre will bring students faculty and researchers under one roof and include laboratories, meeting spaces and interactive learning studios for students in the health care fields including nursing, personal support workers and paramedics.
Lambton College launched a fundraising campaign to pay for the additional $5 million for the building. I will also raise cash for an equipment fund and a student wellness centre which will be built at the same time as the health sciences centre.