By: Helena Shlapak
Ryerson is looking to build a new campus in Brampton, in partnership with Sheridan College, and this could be great new for those in the area hoping to avoid long commutes. The plan came into motion after the Ontario government offered $180 million in funding to any school looking to establish a post-secondary campus in Brampton or Milton.
“Our respective strengths in creativity and innovation, professionally-focused programs, and linkages to business and community made the Ryerson and Sheridan partnership natural and synergistic,” said Susan Atkinson, Manager of Communications and Media Relations at Sheridan.
In a press release, Jennifer Grass, Assistant Vice-President of University Relations for Ryerson said, “Ryerson has submitted an expression of interest for an educational and innovation hub as part of a provincial request for proposals. Ryerson will partner with Sheridan, if the proposal is accepted by the province. The next step is for Ryerson to create a more detailed proposal to be prepared for government review.”
While there’s still not much detail on the partnership, Sheridan is excited for the opportunity as Ryerson was the only school willing to throw its hat in the ring however, that may have been best for both schools as they seem to have a lot in common.
This partnership could help bring businesses to Brampton and create investments as Ryerson has the largest undergraduate business school in the country. With Ryerson’s resources, the education could help get start-ups off the ground and help keep businesses in Brampton. But regardless of business, it seem that the both Sheridan and Ryerson are looking to expand and breathe new life into the city.
“Ryerson will provide increased learning opportunities for students to pursue their studies with two premier post-secondary institutions in Canada,” said Atkinson. “The partnership will also allow Peel Region’s community and businesses to leverage our collective strengths to help propel economic growth and address the need for creativity and innovation.”
This will be the third university to partner with Sheridan after U of T and York U.