February 14 , 2008


McMaster identifies site for Burlington campus

Hamilton, ON - McMaster University has identified a preferred site for its proposed campus in Burlington, selecting a highly-visible location that is both accessible and strategically located.

The nine-acre site is situated on the South Service Road of the Queen Elizabeth Way west of Appleby Line.

“In its search for potential locations, McMaster had identified several key requirements for a campus site in Burlington,” says Ilene Busch-Vishniac, provost and vice-president academic.

“With its high level of visibility, ease of access and close proximity to needed hotels and other businesses, this site uniquely meets the University’s needs.”

McMaster plans to locate the DeGroote School of Business’ MBA program at the new campus. In addition, the campus will provide new executive education courses aimed at business people from the Greater Toronto Area.

“Now that the preferred site has been identified, the University looks forward to continuing its partnership with the City to finalize the project’s planning,” Busch-Vishniac says.

The University expects to present its plan to the Board of Governors for approval in May. Planning for the academic programs continues within the DeGroote School of Business.

The site is privately held and McMaster is continuing discussions with the landowner.

McMaster University, a world-renowned, research-intensive university, fosters a culture of innovation, and a commitment to discovery and learning in teaching, research and scholarship. Based in Hamilton, the University, one of only four Canadian universities to be listed on the Top 100 universities in the world, has a student population of more than 23,000, and an alumni population of more than 130,000 in 128 countries.


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Jane Christmas

Manager, Public & Media Relations

McMaster University

905-525-9140 ext. 27988


Michelle Donovan

Public Relations Manager: Broadcast Media

McMaster University

905-525-9140 ext. 22869