York University’s proposed campus in York Region will meet the increasing demand for high-quality education and spur economic growth in one of the fastest-growing major urban areas in Ontario.

Opportunities for students

  • This campus will be home to 5,000 students within 5 years, growing to 10,000 to 20,000 in 20 years.
  • Offering a wide range of degree programs including diverse professional programs that encourage research and innovation at all levels.
  • Providing a full suite of student services catering to some of the brightest, most ambitious minds of our future.
  • York Region’s robust growth means that students will have workplace-based learning opportunities while they study, and job prospects when they graduate.

Choosing the right place

  • Markham was selected as York University’s preferred municipality following a rigorous selection and review process.
  • The proposed site will be at the core of a robust urban centre with easy access to transit, major employers, research centres, the Markham Pan Am Centre, and more.

Leveraging partnerships

  • Hosting joint programs with Seneca College, creating innovative opportunities for new types of programs.
  • Working with significant economic clusters already present in York Region – including information and communication technology, life sciences and healthcare technologies, financial and insurance services, and clean technology.

Why York Region

York Region is at the centre of Ontario’s new economy.

A York University campus will benefit York Region and help it to grow

  • Answers a key economic priority. A university campus has been identified as the top economic priority  for York Region in the Region’s Economic Development Action Plan.
  • Delivers on York Region’s vision for the future. This proposal aligns with York Region’s vision for the future: as stated in York Region’s Vision 2051 long-term planning document.
  • Provides education that prepares students. To meet the evolving needs of York Region students and employers, York University will offer degree programs including diverse professional programs.
  • Fosters innovation. A state-of-the-art campus will be home to innovative educational and research programs designed to meet regional needs and maximize regional impacts.
  • Builds the community. Working together, forming partnerships, sharing knowledge and creating opportunities for commercialization and jobs will maximize research outcomes in areas as diverse as entrepreneurship, health, IT, literacy, education, culture, sustainability, and social justice.
  • Aligns with the needs of regional employers. York Region is projected to create 280,000 jobs from 2010 through 2030. York Region’s major economic clusters are vital to the success of Ontario’s economy.

Why York University

York University offers a high-quality academic experience that is helping to shape the global thinking and thinkers that will define tomorrow.

What sets us apart

  • York is the 3rd largest university in Canada.
  • Recognized for our unwavering commitment to excellence reflecting a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility.
  • Globally recognized research centre partnered with 280+ universities worldwide.
  • Over 100 innovative programs and over 5,000 courses on our two campuses.
  • Attracts 5,000+ students from 177 countries across the world.
  • Top-notch professors in York’s 11 Faculties and 27 research centres are preparing our students to think bigger, more broadly and more globally.
  • York University grads get jobs. Over 92% of our graduates are employed within 6 months after graduation.

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