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March 2008

Wilfrid Laurier University and the Town of Milton sign a Memorandum of Understanding confirming a joint vision of a university expansion.

The Town of Milton donates 150 acres of land to Laurier, which is part of a 400-acre Milton Education Village (MEV) on the western edge of Halton Region midway between Toronto and Waterloo.

September 2014

Laurier submits a proposal to the Ontario provincial government for a Milton expansion as part of provincial Major Capacity Expansion (MCE) program for three new campuses in under-served communities.

May 2015

The province announces approval for the expansion of the York-Seneca partnership in Markham, selecting one MCE program instead of three.

The province then announces a second round of MCE programs in 2016 specifically for Halton and Peel regions.

October 2016

The province announces that two host communities have been selected for MCE: Milton and Brampton, and that $180 million will be given in capital funding to be distributed between the two sites.

Winter 2017

The province releases a Request for Expression of Interest for campus expansion.

Laurier submits an Expression of Interest template with Conestoga College as college partner.

Laurier/Conestoga is the only proponent for the Milton site and Ryerson University/Sheridan College is the only proponent for the Brampton site.

Summer 2017

Ministry discussions with Laurier, Conestoga, Town of Milton.

Proposal for a Milton campus submitted in fall 2017.

April 2018

The province announces $90 million in capital funding for a new Laurier campus in Milton.

June 2018

Provincial election; new government formed.

October 2018

The province withdraws capital funding for the Milton, Brampton and Markham campus expansion projects; leaves door open for submission of business case for campus expansion.

Laurier confirms commitment to continue working with Town of Milton and partners to find the best path forward for expansion to Milton.

November 2018

University Board of Governors approval to retain architect to begin master campus plan for Milton.

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