The Ontario government announced that it will invest $90-million for the construction of a new Ryerson University campus in Brampton with Sheridan College.
The announcement was made Thursday afternoon in Brampton by Education Minister Mitzie Hunter and Minister of the Status of Women Harinder Malhi.
With course offerings that focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), programming will be provided in a partnership between Ryerson and Sheridan College.
The new site will provide up to 2,000 new undergraduate spaces within five to 10 years.
Students who are enrolled at the new site will also have access to experiential learning opportunities including co-operative education, internship programs and case studies.
In addition to STEAM programming, Ryerson’s Brampton expansion will also include:
- A centre for education, innovation and collaboration
- An innovation hub, connecting students with external organizations in the region
- A national centre for cybersecurity
“This is a once in a generation opportunity for Brampton, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be partnering with two leading institutions,” said Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffery in a press release.
The new campus will be located at the corner of Church Street West and Mill Street North steps away from the Brampton GO Station.
The project has an anticipated academic start date of September 2022.