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Vaughan Gets A University

Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua announces the first ever university in Vaughan.

Considering how much #Vaughan has grown in the last few years, it almost comes as a surprise that our city didn't already have a #university, or at least a branch of one. Especially now that we have that snazzy new subway! However, just when you think the #city couldn't expand any more, Bevilacqua keeps making moves.

"As Mayor, I believe that improving access to knowledge, training and education is fundamental to building a more promising future for the citizens of our municipality and the entire Greater Toronto Area.” - Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua

Niagara University


Today, classes began at #Niagara University's brand new site located inside the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and our Mayor was there to give students a warm welcome. Right in the heart of the city's downtown core is the 12,000-square-foot addition includes seven classrooms, faculty and administration offices and student lounge areas. Niagara University’s Vaughan site is walking distance from the #VMC #TTC subway station and further connected by vivaNext bus rapid transit service.


According to the COV, the new Vaughan site is will see more than 300 students (as well as faculty and administrative staff currently in two other locations), relocate to Vaughan. Students studying in Vaughan can enroll in the bachelor of professional studies in education or the master of science in education programs. Programs at this site operate under the written consent of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.

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