Apr 12, 2013

Vancouver, BC – Langara is pleased to announce that the provincial government has set aside more than $2 million for maintenance and upgrades to vital College assets.

On April 12 the government announced that more than $46 million would be allocated this fiscal year for BC’s public universities, colleges, and institutions to improve facilities, infrastructure, and operational systems. The funding for Langara will go towards major and minor maintenance and rehabilitation projects, including life safety, health and environmental risk, asset preservation, and facility conditions.

"This funding will be a vital contribution towards preserving the integrity of Langara’s systems and structures," said Barry Coulson, Langara’s Associate Vice-President for Administration and Finance. "We strive to provide our students with the best possible learning environment, and this investment will support a variety of projects on campus that will benefit our community."

The purpose of the government’s routine capital allocation fund is to help institutions improve safety and increase operating and environmental efficiencies on campus. From the investment, $1.75 million will go towards major projects and refits at Langara, including renewal of the roof of the A Building, the College’s major teaching facility. A further $420,000 will support a variety of minor maintenance projects.

"Through continued investment in post-secondary education we can provide British Columbians with the tools they need to be successful in the modern economy," said Ralph Sultan, Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation, and Technology. "This funding ensures our facilities give students the best possible learning experience."

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Annie Mullins
Communications Officer
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T 604.323.5058