Ryerson University, located in the core of downtown Toronto is officially expanding it’s urban campus to Brampton!
In partnership with Sheridan College, Ryerson University is to establish a new academic campus within the Brampton community – approved by the provincial government.
— Ryerson University (@RyersonU) April 19, 2018
It has been reported that the new facility (incorporating Ryerson and Sheridan) will be located downtown Brampton near the GO station, and take roughly 5-10 years to produce. The campus will include several libraries, an innovation hub, national centre for cybersecurity, and teaching space for about 2,000 students.
Ryerson’s Brampton campus should be ready for the fall of 2022, if all goes according to plan.
— City of Brampton (@CityBrampton) April 19, 2018
The institution will provide a combination of science and business programs, with a focus on disciplines in technology, engineering, science, the arts and mathematics.
The City of Brampton states in a press release that a downtown campus in Brampton will deliver as, “an ecosystem to link talent, educators, investors, entrepreneurs and high-growth firms.”
Brampton's future university in collaboration with @RyersonU and @sheridancollege will be located at the south-east corner of Church Street West and Mill Street near the Brampton Go terminal. #brampoli pic.twitter.com/i4LyeFlJvR
— Ruby Sahota (@MPRubySahota) April 19, 2018
According to Ontario’s Ministry of Advance Education and Skills Development,
“Students enrolled at the new site will also have access to experiential learning opportunities — such as co-operative education, internship programs and case studies.”
Altogether, Brampton City Council has committed $150 million towards the new post-secondary campus as well as centre of innovation, with Ontario investing $90 million into the project.
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