The Government of British Columbia has announced that it will be providing a start-up funding injection of up to $4.9M to support Simon Fraser University’s planned new medical school. The funding will go towards accreditation, curriculum planning, engagement, space planning, and professional staff. SFU has also retained interim dean Dr Roger Strasser, who will provide the new medical school with strategic leadership during the planning and implementation phases. “SFU is excited about the progress we’re making with the province, health authorities, and Indigenous partners towards a new medical school,” said SFU President Joy Johnson. “With today’s announcement, we’ve hit another important milestone on that journey.” City News reports that the school is expected to begin welcoming students by 2026, which marks a delay from the BC NDP’s original promise of seeing students graduating as 2024. City News| Nelson Star Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.