University description (as per official university website)
With more than 9,000 full-time and part-time students, Laurentian University is a mirror of Canada itself. One of only two bilingual universities in the country, we have a significant Native Student population and a growing number of international students.
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Canada’s first new medical school in more than 30 years and launched in collaboration with Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, welcomed its charter class in 2005.
Laurentian is growing beyond the primarily undergraduate institution it once was, having added six new doctoral programs over the past three years.
Additionally, the University’s research capacity continues to grow annually, averaging $15 million a year over the past few years. Recently, Laurentian launched the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) in collaboration with government and industry.
The University also announced plans for a Living with Lakes Centre, which will be the first institutional building in Canada to achieve the Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the highest in the country.
Laurentian includes three federated universities: Huntington University, Thorneloe University and University of Sudbury. We also have one affiliated college: Collège universitaire de Hearst.
A unique partnership with Georgian College enables students to complete a three-year degree at the Barrie or Orillia campuses, with the option of a fourth year at Laurentian in Sudbury.
Today, the University counts 35,000 alumni. Strong in its bilingual and tricultural traditions and with deep roots in northern Ontario, Laurentian University continues to expand its program offerings, research activities and partnerships in Canada and abroad
Who we are
As Northeastern Ontario’s leading comprehensive university, Laurentian provides access to high quality education, driving creativity, innovation and prosperity in our community and beyond. Drawing strength from our regional reality while increasingly open to the world, we attract talented teachers, researchers and future graduates who have a significant impact on the social, cultural and economic well-being of the communities we serve, and the knowledge economy in Canada and abroad.
What we aspire to be
A university of choice for students, staff and faculty, Laurentian University will be the most inspired, the most creative and the most determined university of its kind: our people will distinguish themselves regionally, nationally and internationally through their commitment to community, their passion for knowledge and innovation, and the excellence of their accomplishments.
What drives us
Pursuing academic excellence through teaching and research in a range of subjects, characterized by: freedom of speech and inquiry; open and rational discussion; and intellectual and ethical integrity.
Fostering partnerships, social responsibility and community service; as an engaged leader in the community, meeting the needs of society through academic programs and research, creativity and innovation.
Contributing to the interests and needs of the larger community.
Ø Student Centredness
Focusing on the student experience and providing personalized attention to students during their university studies and as they enter the workforce; maintaining continuing relationships with our graduates.
Sustaining a bilingual, tricultural university community, which also welcomes students, staff and faculty from around the world.
Ø Equity and Accessibility
Reaching out and serving under-represented groups and student populations with academic, physical, geographic, social or economic barriers.
Ø Quality of life
Ensuring a safe, secure and respectful campus, learning environment and workplace for students, staff, faculty, and volunteers; enhancing the health and quality of life of the community in which we live.
Striving for environmental sustainability across the campus, in our physical plant and all our operations, as well as sound stewardship of the University’s property.