The ongoing development of post-secondary education options available in the heart of downtown Brampton took another significant step forward today thanks to an expanded partnership between the City of Brampton and Algoma University. At this morning’s Committee of Council meeting, Brampton City Council unanimously supported the request to approve $575, 000 in grant funding to facilitate the planned expansion of the Algoma University School of Business and Economics at its current 24 Queen Street East location. Final approval will be considered at the regular Council meeting on Wednesday, April 24.
“We are excited to see Algoma University grow their program in the heart of Brampton. This is great news for post-secondary education in Brampton. This will bring new opportunities for Brampton residents to grow their skills and develop new career paths, which in turn supports new jobs and economic growth.” said, Mayor for the City of Brampton, Patrick Brown
The funding will immediately support expansion plans that will enable Algoma University’s enrolment capacity to grow to 500 students and enhance the overall student experience through new classroom construction, all while increasing the visual presence of the Algoma University School of Business and Economics within Garden Square through façade improvements.
Phase I construction is expected to be completed in Summer, 2019.
Expansion of the Algoma University School of Business and Economics has been identified by both the Algoma University Board of Governors and the Academic Senate as a key strategic priority as the institution strives to grow overall enrolment across all campus locations to 3000 students by 2023-24.
“This is an exciting period for the City of Brampton and for Algoma University as we work together and with other stakeholders to expand post-secondary options for the citizens of Brampton. I would like to personally acknowledge and thank Mayor Brown, the Committee of Council and the City Staff for their ongoing leadership and support for the strategic expansion of the Algoma University School of Business and Economics. This investment will accelerate the University’s growth within the core of the City and will contribute to enhancing the vibrancy of the downtown and the retention of talent in the city.” said Asima Vezina, President and Vice-Chancellor, Algoma University
Further information on the School of Business and Economics is available at www.algomau.ca/schoolbe.