The City of Brampton plans to bring University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) to its new Centre for Innovation (CFI). City staff and the institutions will now begin work on identifying required supports and business terms for the potential relocation of the campus as an anchor tenant in the CFI.
“Given that Brampton generates the largest number of applicants to UofGH out of all Ontario cities, we are excited by the opportunity to have Brampton as the home for an innovative new campus,” said Chris Whitaker, president and CEO, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.
The University of Guelph-Humber is a partnership between Humber College and the University of Guelph. Through integrated academic and hands-on experiences, students earn both a Humber diploma and a University of Guelph honours bachelor’s degree in four years.
UofGH has more than 5,000 full-time students and 400 employer partners in Brampton that provide students with work-integrated learning and on-the job experience built into all programs. UofGH current and future programs will complement Ryerson’s planned medical school and its cybersecurity research/innovation centre as well as Algoma University and Sheridan College’s existing programs.
“This exciting partnership with the University of Guelph-Humber will be a pivotal building block of Brampton’s Centre for Innovation and truly help develop our city into a major education and innovation hub,” said Mayor of Brampton Patrick Brown. “Our students deserve the best opportunities for success and those come with access to high quality education and skills development options — right here at home.”