Earlier this year, the province dropped the news that a brand new post-secondary institution would be coming to Brampton. In light of this, the city has said that it is continuing its efforts to build the foundations for this university.
On Wednesday, December 7, staff updated the Economic Development Committee with progress on the university work plan. The plan is focused on three major components:
- Building connections to the new university by reaching out to local businesses and other colleges/universities in Brampton
- Meeting with provincial and federal government representatives to establish clear goals and expectations for the university
- Setting up discussions with post-secondary institutions to secure university partnership
“The right university partner is critical to our city’s future growth,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “Council is united in our goal of identifying and attracting the right university partner that will draw on the strengths of Brampton’s current post-secondary institutions, our local business community and residents to meet the needs of future students.”
In addition, city staff is continuing to meet with representatives from other cities to gain insight on the lessons those communities learned while establishing their own university campuses. Meetings are scheduled in the coming weeks with existing Brampton schools, including Sheridan College and Algoma University.
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