Brock University will relocate its current Hamilton campus to a more accessible location in Burlington, to better serve students and the broader community.
Brock and the City signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to find a site and to realize the intention for the relocated campus. Burlington City Council passed a motion on Monday, Oct. 19 approving the MOU, which was also approved by the University’s Board of Trustees.
Besides agreeing to search for a new campus site, the MOU also calls for Brock and the City to seek opportunities to use the University’s assets and resources in other collaborative efforts that will benefit the Burlington community.
“It is important for us to be able to more effectively serve our students, faculty, staff and community partners across the region that includes Niagara and the Burlington corridor. We are focused on contributing to community growth and vitality. We appreciate the City of Burlington’s partnership, as achieving this will be a win for all parties.”
President, Brock University
“It’s also been a goal of mine for the past 10 years, and part of our City’s Strategic Plan, so it’s great to see it finally coming together. It’s a win-win not just for Brock University, but Burlington will also benefit from getting a foothold in the post-secondary undergraduate world. This will bring more students and workers to our community and I couldn’t be more thrilled to see it happening.”
Marianne Meed Ward
Mayor of Burlington