Hazel McCallion Campus receives $60 million funding from Provincial gov’t to continue with Phase Two
Sheridan College will receive $60 million in funding from the McGuinty Government to construct the second phase of its new Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga. Phase Two construction is expected to begin in late 2012, following community consultation to develop detailed plans for the new facility. Phase Two will accommodate an additional full-time 3,500 business students, bringing the total enrolment potential to 5,260 when the second phase at the Hazel McCallion Campus opens in 2014.
The first phase of the HMC opens this September, and will accommodate 1,760 students, primarily enrolled in business diploma and post-graduate programs. Enrolment in most programs had already reached capacity by March of this year.
“The enthusiastic response to the first phase of our Mississauga campus has confirmed the growing demand for higher education in the region,” said Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO. “The new building is vital to helping us meet this demand, by providing the space and facilities that will enable more Mississauga residents to pursue diplomas and degrees closer to home. This investment by the Ontario government is helping our students get the best possible education to succeed.”
“This announcement recognizes the outstanding positive response to the launch of Phase I of the Hazel McCallion Campus. It is a fantastic opportunity for Sheridan to continue to further its mandate to provide high quality, leading edge applied undergraduate education to the students in the Brampton-Mississauga-Oakville corridor,” said Dr. William Holmes, Dean, Sheridan Faculty of Business.[slideshow]