St. Lawrence College Recieves $1.7-M for Library Upgrades

To celebrate St. Lawrence College's 50th anniversary, the Ontario government has gifted the school $1.7-million to upgrade libraries on all 3 campuses.

The money will be used to upgrade IT systems at all three campuses in south-eastern Ontario and to purchase new furniture and equipment, smart boards, and study pods.

"The library is the hub of academic life at the college and this transformation will modernize our student learning environments to meet the needs of today's learners," says Glenn Vollebregt, St. Lawrence College President and CEO.

"We thank our MPP Sophie Kiwala and the Ministry of Advanced Skills and Education for an investment that will allow us to create a true learning legacy for our students. We couldn't have done this alone."

"As St. Lawrence College celebrates 50 years of high-quality education in our community, I am delighted that the Ministry's investment helps them to revitalize the libraries on all three campuses," says  Sophie Kiwala, MPP for Kingston and the Islands.

"Modernized equipment and resources will enhance learning and ensure that students have the right skills for a knowledge and technology-driven economy."

The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2018.