For Immediate Release
February 23rd, 2016
Mayor Crombie Congratulates Hazel McCallion on Becoming Sheridan Chancellor
Sheridan College Davis Campus – it gives me immense pleasure to join the faculty, staff, students and leadership from Sheridan College for the installation of Hazel McCallion as this institution’s first chancellor, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today.
“Sheridan College chose Canada’s leading city-builder, Hazel McCallion, to help build a more promising and inspiring future, for the school’s 21,000 strong student body.”
As you know, when Sheridan succeeds, so does Mississauga, Mayor Crombie said citing how phase two of the Hazel McCallion Campus is well underway, on nearly nine acres of prime land made possible through a partnership between Mississauga and Sheridan.
“I have always maintained that all levels of government have a responsibility to ensure people have access to quality education,” Mayor Crombie said. “This is especially the case at the local level. We want our educational institutions to be strong because our young people must reach higher,” Mayor Crombie added.
“Investing in education is city-building.”
The Mississauga expansion project will result in a new facility on the same site; housing state-of-the-art classrooms; studios; labs and production spaces; a Centre for Creative Thinking and a gallery space to showcase students’ creativity and innovation.
The new facility will offer program clusters in architecture and interior design; creativity and communications; business; advertising and merchandising. The new space will accommodate an additional 3,200 full-time students for a total enrollment of approximately 5,500 active minds.
Mayor Crombie said “taken together, this is another milestone as we continue with our plans of building a flourishing, livable, walkable, downtown core.”
Mayor Crombie highlighted how Mississauga City staff are working closely with Metrolinx to press ahead with the Hurontario LRT, adding that “former mayor McCallion advocated extensively to support the project and attract investment for it.”
Mayor Crombie added that “the LRT will be linked to our MiWay Bus Rapid Transit System at the Square One Transit Terminal. It will result in a more seamless travel experience for students to get to class at Sheridan College.”
“By partnering with Sheridan, we are building a complete city – a place where all people can earn an education, find a good-paying job, start a business, pursue their dreams and enjoy an unrivalled quality of life.
Mayor Crombie concluded “once again, I offer my very best wishes to Chancellor McCallion, as you embark on yet another exciting chapter in your extensive career of public service.”