U of G, Humber Teaming Up on Proposal to Expand Guelph-Humber
June 04, 2014 - Campus Bulletin
The University of Guelph and Humber College are drafting a plan to expand their already highly successful University of Guelph-Humber partnership.
The institutions will submit a joint bid to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) under the ministry’s Major Capacity Expansion initiative.
MTCU has invited proposals for projects designed to meet Ontario’s goals for post-secondary education: increased capacity in undergraduate degrees; greater affordability for students, institutions and the province; improved institutional differentiation and regional economic benefits.
U of G and Humber propose to expand the University of Guelph-Humber to allow for higher enrolment and for new programs, facilities and academic pathways for students.
“Guelph-Humber is the only model of post-secondary education in Ontario where graduates receive a baccalaureate degree and an advanced diploma after four years of study,” says Maureen Mancuso, provost and vice-president (academic).
“We believe these new programs will build on our past successes and serve the needs of future students effectively, while meeting the province’s goals for post-secondary education.”
Guelph-Humber has graduated more than 4,500 students since it opened in 2002.
Mancuso adds that it’s still the early days of the proposal development process, and the focus is on exploring program development options.
A “notice of intent” to submit a full proposal is due to MTCU by June 27, and a full submission by Sept. 26.
Representatives from Guelph, Humber and Guelph-Humber have met regularly and have formed working groups in academic programs, facilities, finances, community engagement and communications.
“We look forward to working with Humber and Guelph-Humber on what promises to be an opportunity to contribute to the future of Ontario’s education in a significant way,” Mancuso says.