IBM Markham

IBM Markham

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we continue to work to keep students, staff, and Faculty safe. As a result, on-campus services still remain limited. Courses that were originally planned for the IBM Learning Space this Fall will be provided online. We will continue to follow the advice of public health officials as we consider a return to on-campus activities in the future. The safety and health of our community remains our number one priority. For any questions, please contact For more information on the University’s response to the coronavirus, please visit the COVID-19 website for the most recent updates.

Take LA&PS classes in the IBM Learning Space!

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies is pleased to offer a series of courses to students from the School of Administrative Studies and the School of Information Technology at IBM Canada’s headquarters.

Taking courses at IBM Canada offers students a high-profile and dynamic environment where you can learn among academic researchers, small and large business, entrepreneurs, start-ups and developers.

York University and IBM share a long history of supporting innovation, research, and development. The building 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.

Programs & Courses

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) | Information Technology (BA)

The undergraduate 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. 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.

Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM) - NEW!

Offered exclusively at IBM, this graduate level program is specifically designed to complement non-business degrees by providing a solid understanding of the core principles of modern management in business. It is structured to fit busy schedules of recent graduates or current graduate students, and can be completed in eight-months.

Students have a unique opportunity to choose to focus either on traditional business management or to select courses dealing specifically with public and not-for-profit sectors.Topics covered include organizational theory, marketing, accounting, finance, operations, information systems, law, and several other areas. This program is designed to provide students with a robust understanding of the management field.


Events and Networking Opportunities – Opportunities are being created for York students and ‘IBMers’ to connect. Make the most out of your time by attending guest lectures, lunch & learn sessions, and social events.

Advising Services – Same-day “distance advising” is available while you are at IBM Canada. To book an academic advising appointment, please contact the School of Administrative Studies by email at or visit our onsite office, room C100.

Common Spaces and Facilities – Take advantage of the YorkU Atrium, a designated space on the 1st floor just for you that will be open from Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), and the computer lab in room D115, a quiet space for your computing and photocopy needs.

Food Services – There is a cafeteria onsite that students can access on the 2nd floor, including Tim Horton’s, Pizza Pizza and many more. As well, there is a kitchette in the Atrium that is open to all students.

Parking and Building Entrances – While we encourage everyone to make use of public transit, parking at IBM Canada is also free. You can use the parking structure on the west side of the building. You may enter the building through the 1st floor main lobby or 2nd floor pedestrian bridge once you have your ID badge.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the best way to get to IBM Canada?

Parking at IBM Canada is free. See detailed map of IBM Canada Markham (PDF).

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.

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.

Is there food available 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!

How do I access the building?

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 present government issued ID.

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 for assistance.

Are visitors allowed?

School of Administrative Studies students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program are permitted to visit IBM Canada. Visitors should contact our office by email at least 2 business days prior to visiting for a day pass to be arranged.

Is there wi-fi at IBM Canada?

AirYorkPLUS wireless internet is available. Simply connect the way you would at the Keele Campus using your Passport York username and password.

Need Help?

For general inquiries, please email

Students looking for specific course or degree information may contact the School of Administrative Studies.