TORONTO, November 3, 2016 –York University and the City of Markham will unveil official signage to mark the new site for York University’s Markham campus on Friday November 4, 2016.
York U – Markham Centre will be home to more than 4,000 students in eight different fields of study, including arts and media, information technology, liberal arts, environmental studies and business. York University has committed $45M for its construction. The Regional Municipality of York has also committed up to $25M towards this exciting initiative, and the City of Markham has donated 5 acres of land in Markham Centre for the new campus.
WHO: York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri
MPP Markham-Unionville, Hon. Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade
York Region Chairman Wayne Emmerson
City of Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti
WHAT: Sign Unveiling for York University Markham Campus
WHEN: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 12:15pm
WHERE: The corner of Enterprise Blvd and Rivis Rd, Markham, ON [Map]
York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 26 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 295,000 alumni. York U's fully bilingual Glendon campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.
About Markham: Markham, a municipality with more than 350,000 residents centrally located in the Greater Toronto area, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,100 high tech and life science companies. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community, enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.
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