Councillors and the Mayor have been participating in public events with officials from the University of Guelph-Humber to share information about the opportunity to relocate 5,200 full-time student positions to Brampton. 40% of the students at the current campus are from Brampton and Peel Region.
Through unique programs that integrate experiential learning into traditional academic curriculum, students earn both a diploma from Humber and an Honours Bachelors degree from the University of Guelph. All programs are connected to industry and business with 95% of graduates reporting successful employment related to their field soon after graduation.
A relocation to Brampton offers the opportunity to develop a progressive campus with flexibile and innovative programs, hybrid-program delivery, address the needs of professionals who want to upgrade their skillsets, and integrate with local industry and businesses. Institutional and student spending is estimated to have an economic impact to the local economy of $90 million.
The City is currently in negotiations for University of Guelph-Humber to be the anchor tenant of the Centre for Innovation to be located at George St. and Nelson St. in Downtown Brampton with a potential move-in date for September 2026.
Daniel Atlin, Vice President External for University of Guelph says that “we know Brampton has a vision for the future and we think that the work for the Downtown Revitalization with the University of Guelph-Humber and the Centre for Innovation, co-located with the library would be an excellent opportunity to create a model for the future of education in Ontario.”