Tele Town Hall confirms importance of BramptonU

On December 13, Brampton residents were invited to participate in the Telephone Town Hall to get updates and ask questions about BramptonU.

The event was hosted by Mayor Patrick Brown and several Brampton Councillors. Also participating were local MPP Amarjot Sandhu and MPP and Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction Prabmeet Sarkaria.

At its peak, more than 14,000 Brampton residents connected to this town hall. Participants had a chance to ask questions or make comments – with most expressing support for a university in Brampton and a strong desire to make it happen as soon as possible.

During the Telephone Town Hall, participants were asked to respond to several polling questions.

Here's what's important to you...

83%

of participants said it was very important that Brampton have its own university, with another 8% finding it somewhat important

82%

of participants said it was very important that a university program is easy to access by potential students at any stage of life, and 12% said it was somewhat important

80%

said it was very important that a university program is easy to access through a mix of 24/7 online learning and in-class learning, while another 11% said it was somewhat important

We’re working to build Brampton’s own, full, degree-granting university, offering and mix of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, providing skills development for the jobs of tomorrow.

We’re working to design BramptonU to be able to offer flexible program delivery. University programming should be accessible no matter what stage of life you’re at – whether you can commit to full-time learning, or you are adding skills as you progress your career.

And, we believe BramptonU should offer an easy-to-access blend of online and in-class learning, adding to flexibility and aligned with students’ learning preferences.

That’s what Brampton residents want, and deserve.