Queen's receives funding for 97 new graduate spaces
The Ontario government has announced $51.6 million in funding to create 1,925 new masters and 1,373 new PhD spaces at the province's universities. Ninety-seven of those spaces will go to Queen's.
“Strategic expansion at the graduate level is a key goal for Queen's University, so we are pleased both by the allocation of additional spaces and by the flexibility that is now being allowed to universities to manage the balance between Masters and Doctoral students,” says Vice-Principal (Academic) Patrick Deane.
According to government estimates, seven out of 10 new jobs created in Ontario over the next decade will require post-secondary education or training. “Ontario's highly skilled workforce is our province's greatest asset,” said Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities John Milloy in announcing the new funding. “By helping more Ontarians pursue higher education, we can strengthen our economy and attract the kind of jobs and investment that will build prosperity for all Ontario families.”