Laurentian University located in Sudbury was
founded in 1960 and is the largest university in northern Ontario with
9,000 full-time, part-time and online students. The university offers
programs in English and French and to a significant number of
Anishinaabe students. It has been instrumental in the creation of three
other universities in northern Ontario: Algoma University in Sault Ste.
Marie, Nipissing University in North Bay and l'Université de
Laurentian is affiliated with the Northern Ontario School of
Medicine, in collaboration with Thunder Bay's Lakehead University, and
with the McEwen School of Architecture, which opened in 2013 as the
first new school of architecture in Canada in 45 years, and which has
played a role in renewing the downtown core of Sudbury. The
university is an essential institution to provide post-secondary
education to the youth of Sudbury and northeastern Ontario.
This article was published in
March 26, 2021 - No. 22