York University in Markham
In Fall 2019 we are pleased to be offering for the first time a series of courses to students from our School of Administrative Studies at IBM Canada’s headquarters at 3600 Steeles Avenue East in Markham, Ontario. IBM Canada offers students a high-profile and dynamic environment where they can learn among academic researchers, small and large business, entrepreneurs, start-ups and developers.
Located in the second-largest IT hub in Canada, you will have the opportunity to study among the best and brightest. York University and IBM share a long history of supporting innovation, research, and development. IBM Markham is also home to Innovation York and ventureLAB, a technology incubator that supports tech start-ups and the IBM Innovation Space, a hub that is home to more than 40 tech companies.
In addition to YSpace, our very successful community innovation hub that opened a year ago on Enterprise Blvd, this new initiative further expands our partnerships and presence in Markham and York Region, while we advance the plans for our campus in Markham City Centre.
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The course offerings at IBM Canada are identical in credit, material and grading components (assignments and exams) as the Keele Campus equivalent and students have the option of taking these courses at either location. All sections currently being offered at IBM Canada will be taught by York faculty from the School of Administrative Studies. For students choosing to take courses at IBM, registration for courses is the same as for any other York University course. See more details at the Undergraduate Enrolment and Registration Guide on how to enrol in classes.
From course information to coffee shop recommendations, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about studying at IBM Canada. Orientation sessions will be held on August 27 and 28, 2019. Sessions last an hour and a half each and will be held at 3600 Steeles Avenue East.
Only students who are enrolled in courses at IBM Canada are permitted entry into the building. If you are not enrolled at a class being taught at IBM, you will not be able to use the study spaces.
York students studying at IBM Canada will be required to get an IBM-issued security pass to access the building. Once you have enrolled in a course, IBM will be given your name, student number and YU card photograph. Please ensure you get your YU card if you don’t have one already. In order to obtain your security badge, students need to bring their YU card to orientation.
Please take care not to lose your badge. This badge identifies you as a York University member and has been coded specifically for you to access certain areas of the building. If you lose your badge, notify our office immediately. You may visit room C100, phone 416-736-5414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Transportation & Building Entrances
York University encourages students to use transit and other alternatives to single occupant vehicles. IBM Canada in Markham is serviced directly by both TTC and VIVA green rapid transit. Details about public transit to York facilities at IBM can be found at TTC Trip Planner.
Carpooling is another way to reduce parking fees, traffic congestion and pollution. Students, staff and faculty can register on the Smart Commute Tool to find a carpool partner.
Parking at IBM Canada is free. See detailed map of IBM Canada Markham (PDF).
Upon arrival for the first time you will need to enter the building through the 1st floor main lobby. Once you have your ID badge, there are many access points including pedestrian bridges from the parking garage. The YorkU Atrium and classrooms are all located on the 1st floor, see detailed map of YorkU Learning Space at IBM Canada.
There is a cafeteria onsite at IBM Canada that students can access, including Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, Pizza Pizza and many more options. Just a short distance from IBM, you’ll find additional food choice options ranging from coffee shops to BBQ, India and Asian cuisine, as well as halal and vegan options. Take advantage of the extraordinary diversity of food choices Markham has to offer!
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Students looking for specific course or degree information may contact the School of Administrative Studies.