York University to announce new site for academic programming at IBM Markham on Wednesday


TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2019 – York University will announce the launch of academic programming at IBM Canada’s Markham headquarters on Wednesday morning.

The announcement is marking the first time York has offered academic courses in Markham, home to over 800 technology companies today.

York University president and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton will speak at the event, along with Beth Bell, Vice President, Enterprise and Commercial, IBM Canada. Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti will also speak, and a York University student representative.

What:      Launch of York University academic programming in Markham

When:     Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m.

Where:    IBM Canada Head Office, 3600 Steeles Avenue East, Markham, Ontario

Directions: see MAP

York University champions 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-disciplinary 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 25 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 300,000 alumni.

York U's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

Media Contacts:
Janice Walls, York University Media Relations, 416-455-4710, wallsj@yorku.ca
Anjum Nayyar, York University Media Relations, 437-242-1547, anayyar@yorku.ca