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The University acknowledges and appreciates the continued strong support from York Region Residents, current and future students, the business community and the many community groups and government partners who share York University’s vision that a new Markham Campus is essential, valuable and beneficial for the entire community.

York University is realizing its bold vision of building the new Markham Campus, thanks to generous in-kind and financial contributions from York Region and the City of Markham. Donor contributions are also instrumental in realizing this bold vision. The University continues to engage the community to support one of our top priorities for Impact: The Campaign for York University.

The University sees itself as embedded within the City of Markham and the Broader communities of York Region. Consequently, the University is actively seeking partner feedback and participation at every step in the development of the Markham Campus. The University is incredibly thankful to all of the community groups, businesses and government partners who have already provided input into the academic planning, sought out research partnerships and provided opportunities for work integrated learning for our students.

rendering of the new markham building at night

Partnerships

There are lots of ways to partner with the University and there is no need to wait until the doors open to our new Markham Campus in 2023 to do so. Our students and faculty are ready to partner with you now! From providing training opportunities to your staff team, to research partnerships, to student hiring to supporting your entrepreneurship and commercialization goals, the University is ready to work with you.

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York Region Connections


YSpace

YSpace is York’s innovation hub creating positive change by fostering a community of innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers.


IBM Learning Space

Third and fourth-year School of Administrative Studies students in York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies can take their Bachelor of Commerce courses at IBM Headquarters. 

Community Gallery