York University will welcome its first cohort of Markham Campus students in Fall 2023 with three Markham programs offered through the University’s partnership with IBM.
The following Markham programs will be delivered at York’s state-of-the-art Learning Space in the world-class IBM Canada headquarters:
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Technologies, offered by the Lassonde School of Engineering,
- Master of Science in Management Practice, offered by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies,
- Graduate Diploma in Management, offered by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.
The IBM Learning Space is a high-profile and dynamic environment populated by academic researchers, entrepreneurs, startups and developers. Located in Markham, the IBM building is also home to Innovation York and ventureLAB, a start-up tech incubator, and the IBM Innovation Space, a hub that provides more than 40 tech companies with resources such as access to IBM cloud and cognitive business technologies.
The Markham Campus will include four new research clusters designed to offer exceptional research, training, experiential learning and collaboration opportunities. The research clusters include AI & Society, FinTech, Digital Cultures and Public Policy and will provide students and faculty with close proximity to innovative companies within these fields to spur new collaborations and partnerships.
“York has seen significant strides in the development of the new Markham Campus, which includes a number of new course offerings and research that will pair advanced technology with interdisciplinary approaches to support a future that is sustainable, responsible and inclusive,” says Rhonda Lenton, president and vice-chancellor. “We look forward to welcoming the first cohort of Markham Campus students in 2023, with all Markham programs and students on-site in the 2024 academic year.”
Applications for the 2023 academic year will open this fall, and space is limited.
“These initial offerings are a sample of the innovative and job-ready academic programming that will be a hallmark of the Markham Campus,” said Gordon Binsted, deputy provost, Markham Campus. “Almost all Markham programs have already been approved by Senate and the University continues to explore opportunities to introduce additional programming at the new campus.”
The new campus will open in Spring 2024 and will include programs that offer flexible learning formats, small class sizes and the opportunity to round out classroom learning with workplace experiential education.
The construction team continues to make progress on the campus building, with the concrete pouring of the eighth floor underway and plumbing rough-ins and electrical wiring progressing well for the lower levels.
The Markham Campus will embed York University in the heart of Markham, Ontario, one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in Canada and an ideal home for a community of positive changemakers. The high-tech, research-intensive campus located in the fast-growing York Region will offer opportunities for students, faculty and staff to collaborate directly with employers, startups and community partners with a shared commitment to right the future.