Ryerson Sheridan Partnership in Brampton is Official
Earlier today, Sheridan welcomed the announcement by The Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, formally establishing the new Ryerson-Sheridan partnership in the City of Brampton.
The two institutions responded to a call by the Province in 2017 to make more spaces available for postsecondary education in Brampton in order to accommodate demographic growth in Peel Region. The new facility is slated to open for classes in September, 2022 with plans to grow enrolment to 2,300 students within five years.
“Sheridan is exceptionally proud to partner with Ryerson University on this exciting venture,” said Dr. Mary Preece, President and Vice Chancellor of Sheridan. “For 50 years, we’ve been proud to call Brampton home. Today marks the beginning of a new era. We’re building on Sheridan’s strength in teaching creative problem solving, the established track record of both of our institutions for incubating innovation, and our shared belief in the value of experiential learning. Together, we’ll provide even more opportunities for students to gain an education that’s highly relevant for the times.”
With its focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education, programming for the new venture will be designed to give students technical and foundational skills to help them secure their first job, and the critical thinking and problem solving abilities to foster the resiliency they’ll need to succeed in a rapidly changing workplace. The partnership draws on the bold, purposeful creativity that’s been rooted in Sheridan since our founding and on Ryerson’s renown for fostering entrepreneurship and commercialization.
The partnership also plays to Sheridan’s strengths in innovation – the practical application of creativity. Sheridan’s Davis Campus in Brampton is home to the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), a leading applied research support facility for industry and community partners that also provides exceptional experiential learning opportunities for students and value to faculty. Sheridan will work together with Ryerson and the City to further establish Brampton as a key regional hub within the Southern Ontario Innovation Corridor through a variety of initiatives. This includes expansion of CAMDT’s research and highly skilled workforce development capacity, partnership on a new Centre for Innovation, and participation in the development of a National Centre for Cybersecurity.
“Over 16,000 students have graduated from our Davis Campus over the past five years. Approximately 2,200 of them have found work in the City of Brampton,” adds Dr. Preece. “As a result of this new venture, Sheridan graduates will have even more academic and geographic pathways along their journey of learning, helping to ensure their long-term employability while also bolstering Ontario’s future competitiveness and prosperity.”
Pictured top right: (Left to right): Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, President, Ryerson University, The Hon. Harinder Malhi, Minister of the Status of Women, Dr. Mary Preece, President and Vice Chancellor, Sheridan, Linda Jeffrey, Mayor, City of Brampton, The Hon. Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development.