Photo Caption: Kwantlen Polytechnic University's newly renovated west wing of the Langley campus
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Kwantlen Students Benefit From Government's Knowledge Infrastructure Program
METRO VANCOUVER, BC – (October 19, 2011) – On October 12, 2011 Kwantlen Polytechnic University's executive, faculty, staff and students were joined by Langley MP Mark Warawa and Minister of Advanced Education Naomi Yamamoto, as the university unveiled its newly renovated west wing of the Langley campus.
The renovation was funded by matching contributions of $872,500 from both the federal and provincial governments; the project is part of the government's Knowledge Infrastructure Program, which showcases the government's investment in education and Kwantlen's commitment to creating a student-friendly and vibrant educational environment.
"Kwantlen Polytechnic University is proud to showcase this beautifully renovated space specifically designed to meet the needs of our students and the departments that serve them," comments John McKendry, Kwantlen's acting president. "It has benefited Kwantlen enormously in upgrading the Langley campus to support our role as a polytechnic university. We are very thankful to the federal and provincial governments for their collaboration under the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, as this project could not have gone ahead without their financial commitment."
The new and improved West Wing offers students a comfortable gathering space, which also represents Kwantlen's profile as a polytechnic university. All renovations were completed on time and on budget.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,000 students annually have a choice from over 135 programs, including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.
For more information on the Knowledge Infrastructure Program visit: www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/696.nsf/eng/home
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