Collège Boréal Presents First University Partners for Future Toronto Campus
- Today Collège Boréal presented the first group of partners who will contribute to the implementation of the pedagogical plan for its future campus in the Distillery District: Glendon College at York University, Laurentian University, Saint Paul University, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Moncton.
- Partnerships with these institutions will allow students enrolled in programs offered by Collège Boréal to pursue a University degree directly upon graduation from college.
- The intention is to offer these university programs at the new Collège Boréal campus at the Distillery District. The University of Moncton, because it is based outside Ontario, will be required to obtain legislative approvals prior to offering programs in this province.
- Other university partners will join Collège Boréal in the Distillery District. All programs offered on the future campus will be articulated with a university program.
French-language and bilingual Canadian universities contribute to the construction of Collège Boréal’s new campus in Toronto.
On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the President of Collège Boréal, Daniel Giroux, and the presidents and representatives of Glendon College at York University, Laurentian University, Saint Paul University, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Moncton were present at the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT), which is responsible for the development of the student mobility system across the province, for the formal presentation of Collège Boréal’s first university partners.
More flexibility and opportunities for students
These partnerships will improve program offerings on campus: because their college credentials will be recognized by partner institutions, Collège Boréal students will have the option of pursuing a baccalaureate on site, at the Distillery District campus in Toronto.
These partnerships aim to create bridges between college studies and university studies. In the preferred model, known as “2+2”, after two years of study in an approved college program, students receive a college degree and are eligible for a baccalaureate after two additional years of study in a university program corresponding to the completed college program. Other models will also be considered.
This partnership model will also save Collège Boréal’s students valuable time in the pursuit of their formal education, not to mention that by reducing the duration of their studies, they can save thousands of dollars.
At least two programs per university
The university partners will have exclusive rights to offer a minimum of two programs each. These programs will be announced by the universities in due course.
Collège Boréal is in discussions with other potential partners with a view to offering even greater access to programs leading to baccalaureates at the Distillery Campus in Toronto.
Collège Boréal’s Toronto campus is scheduled to open in September 2021.
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of communities throughout Ontario.
Collège Boréal offers a one-stop service on 7 campuses and in 38 access centres in 27 communities throughout the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from Collège Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, and employment services. Collège Boréal has established 126 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.
According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal holds the top rank in three of the five areas surveyed: graduation rate, graduate satisfaction, and for a third consecutive year, student satisfaction. These results are proof that investing in human capital is Boréal’s strength.