Oakville-Burlington Learning for Life: Education & Learning Scene



Within a one-hour drive, Oakville and Halton Region residents have access to eight universities and eight technical colleges for formal or continuing education. Here are the closest:

Oakville's Sheridan College

Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, Ontario
L6H 2L1, Canada
Tel: 905-845-9430 ext- 2078 or 905-459-7533 ext- 2078
Fax: 905.815.4086
Established in 1967, Sheridan's main campus is located in Oakville, and provides a variety of education and training opportunities with more than 68 programs in business, animation (considered the "Harvard of Animation"), education, information technologies, engineering, music theatre, social sciences and technical fields. Sheridan provides education to 14,000 full time post secondary students and 37,000 continuing education students. On average 88% of graduates find work, and 32 programs have a 100% employment rate.

University of Toronto at Mississauga

3359 Mississauga Road N.
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
Tel: (905) 828-5399
Fax: (905) 569-4301
University of Toronto at Mississauga provides a casual, friendly and natural environment while giving graduates internationally recognized degrees from U of T. The campus sites on 224 acres, with three academic buildings, a fully equipped theatre, the Blackwood Art Gallery, the historic "Lislehurst" (home to UTM's principals), and a student residence for 1,023. UTM offers bachelors degrees in Arts, Science and Commerce, and masers degrees in Biotechnology, Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA), Arts, Science, and Philosophy. UTM has over 30,000 alumni.

McMaster University

MacMaster University's ivy covered campus 905) 525-9140
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4L8

McMaster University is named after Senator William McMaster (1811-1887), who bequeathed substantial funds to endow "a Christian school of learning", the University was incorporated in 1887, opened its doors in 1890 and granted its first degree in 1894. In 1930 the University moved from Toronto to Hamilton. In 1957, the University became a non-denomination al private institution. The historic Baptist connection was continued through the separate incorporation and affiliation of a theological school, McMaster Divinity College.

McMaster University has 18,000 undergraduates, 2,800 graduate students, and 6,500 staff who have made this an internationally renowned institution. McMaster has well established strengths in healthcare, engineering, business, social sciences, science, and humanities research and education. There are co-op and interns programs in commerce, science and engineering fields. McMaster is Canada's most innovative medical doctoral university according to Maclean's magazine (nine times in the last 12 years in this annual ranking of universities) and was one of only four Canadian universities in the 2005 Academic Ranking of World Universities Top 100. The adjacent McMaster Innovation Park, due to open in 2007, will also be home to the federal government's materials technology laboratory (CANMET-MTL). A new Athletics & Recreation Centre and Stadium, to be completed in 2007, will ensure everyone in the community has access to the best training equipment and sports facilities in the country

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

Mohawk College P.O. Box 2034
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3T2
905-575-1212

Mohawk College has 10,000 full-time post-secondary students, 3,000 apprenticeship students, 5,000 adult learners, and 300 international students from 48 countries around the world, and has 831 full-time employees. Since the mid-1970's, Mohawk has been a leading college in engineering, applied arts and business, and health technology. The 33 co-operative education programs serve 2,000 co-op students and over 300 companies. Since being founded in 1966, they have graduated 70,000 alumni. There are wireless Internet zones at all campuses in Brantford, Stoney Creek, and Hamilton:

Fennell Campus
135 Fennell Avenue West (at the corner of West 5th St)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L9C 1E9
phone: (905) 575-1212

Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences (IAHS)
1400 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 1C7
Phone: (905) 540-4247 ext. 26710


York University

4700 Keele Street,
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
(416) 736-2100
York is now Canada's third largest university, with almost 50,000 students and 7,000 staff and faculty spread over two campuses. The university offers 5,000 courses offered through York's 10 faculties: Arts; Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies; Education; Environmental Studies; Fine Arts; Glendon; Graduate Studies; Osgoode Hall Law School; Schulich School of Business; and Science & Engineering. The university has 225 student clubs and organizations; two student-run publications and three broadcast programs; two art galleries; 33 on-campus eateries; a retail mall, plus 29 interuniversity sport teams and 35 intramural sport leagues.

York isserved by the Hwy 407 Express GO Bus Service: Hamilton - Burlington - Oakville - Mississauga - Bramalea - York University Common - Thornhill - Mount Joy - Scarborough - Pickering - Oshawa

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