The Ontario Conservatives may have nixed plans for a downtown Ryerson University campus, but the City of Brampton is helping Algoma University meet its expansion goals. At a meet earlier this month, council voted to endorse in principle a grant of approximately $7.3 million over three years. This grant will help speed up its planned expansion of local post-secondary education options.
According to a presentation to council by Algoma representatives, the estimated cost of the expansion will be $34,390,000 over the next three years, with the university contributing $27,090,000. In its sales pitch to council, Algoma emphasized economic growth and the potential return on investment for the city.
This close partnership with the city will allow it to offer programs, degrees and certificates in computer science, psychology, and community economics and social development by 2020, while adding social work, law and justice, and environmental studies by 2023. -CINEWS