BRAMPTON, ON – The following is a statement by Mayor Linda Jeffrey:
Earlier today the Province announced that it received a complete Expression of Interest for Expansion of postsecondary education in Brampton from Ryerson University in partnership with Sheridan College.
During my Mayoral campaign, I heard loud and clear from the residents of our city that they wanted Brampton to finally get a university. Residents told me they were devastated when the previous Council’s attempt failed. As one of the youngest and most diverse cities in Canada, residents also told me that a university would help improve our reputation.
I made acquiring a university a top priority during my first term. Our city is a prime destination for a university, which is also supplemented by our central position on the Innovation Super Corridor between Waterloo and Downtown Toronto.
This proposal, when completed, will ensure that Brampton will not only benefit from a university, but a university-college partnership with Sheridan College, one of Canada’s most innovative applied colleges. I look forward to learning more about the proposal’s details.
There is still more work to do but we could never have achieved this first of many milestones had it not been for the extraordinary work of the Blue Ribbon Panel. I want to personally thank each member for their sacrifice and dedication to getting us off to a flying start in what will be an historic accomplishment.
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