York University Markham Centre Campus

MCC Community Update



York University’s vision for a campus in York Region is becoming a reality

In her introduction to the inaugural issue of the “MCC Community Update,” a quarterly newsletter about York University’s new Markham Centre Campus, President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton previews this state-of-the art building. She writes about York University’s vision for a campus in York Region – a campus that would expand the region’s innovation ecosystem and enhance the local economy while ensuring that the skills requirements of the future are being met.

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York University inspires positive change with new Markham Centre Campus

With its curved building lines, anodized aluminum panels and tower and podium form, York University Markham Centre Campus has been designed to be noticed. Greg Colucci, managing principal architect with Diamond Schmitt Architects, previews the many features embedded in the new $275.5 million Markham Centre Campus.

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Robust research plans shaping up for Markham Centre Campus

Work and consultations are ongoing, not only to identify potential research clusters, but to develop a research vision for the Markham Centre Campus that will complement research and innovation at the Keele and Glendon campuses. The goal is to create a distinct vision that will encourage synergies, while avoiding duplication.

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Academic programs at the Markham Centre Campus to build on York University’s strong foundation of excellence


Academic offerings at the new campus are underpinned by the University’s longstanding reputation for innovative academic programs coupled with a strong focus on experiential education and work-integrated learning. A pan-University consultation is being planned with opportunities to propose additional course offerings.

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York University embraces its role in Markham and York Region


From events such as the Lunar New Year Festival to supporting local businesses, York University has a strong presence in the City of Markham and York Region.

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Key principles from York University’s Indigenous Framework incorporated into new campus


Ensuring that Indigenous traditions and values are honoured and reflected in the design of York University’s Markham Centre Campus remains a high priority for the University as plans for the campus continue to be developed.

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Markham Centre Campus to benefit from University’s focus on social procurement


Through its new social procurement program, York University is exploring ways to consider how the institution’s purchasing across capital projects and supply chains can positively impact the social well-being of surrounding communities.

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