The Government of Ontario has announced an investment of $90 million to establish a new postsecondary site in Brampton.
Focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), programming will be delivered in partnership by Ryerson University and Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology. The new site will provide up to 2,000 new undergraduate spaces within five to 10 years.
“In expanding to Brampton, Ryerson University will provide much-needed university programs to students in one of the fastest-growing and most diverse communities in Canada,” said Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, president and vice-chancellor of Ryerson University. “We are looking forward to working with Sheridan to provide students in the region with innovative academic programs and want to thank the province of Ontario, the city of Brampton, and Sheridan College for being such outstanding and supportive partners.”
Students enrolled at the new site will also have access to experiential learning opportunities — such as co-operative education, internship programs and case studies — to help them develop the skills they need to find and keep good jobs in the province’s changing economy.
“The growth of the Brampton community has resulted in recognition by our government that a postsecondary presence is valuable in our city,” said Harinder Malhi, MPP Brampton-Springdale. “I’m so pleased that Brampton has found partners who are eager to expand their institutions and offer students local access to classes and experiential learning opportunities. There are many Brampton families who are excited by and will benefit from this prospect.”
The site for the new campus will be at the south-east corner of Church Street West and Mill Street North in Brampton. Peel is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada and is located along Ontario’s Innovation SuperCorridor, home to dense pockets of start-ups, research institutions and world-class talent.