LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY

Canada, Ontario

Established in 1960, Laurentian University is a mid-sized bilingual university in Greater Sudbury, Ontario. It provides courses in both English and French language meanwhile the university is the largest bilingual provider for distance education in Canada. Laurentian University has campuses in Sudbury and Barrie. The institute enrols more than 9000 students annually, out of which 6% are international students from 62 countries.

Campus Life

The campus is spread across 765 acres with all modern and hi-tech amenities. It is home to Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) where all the medical-related courses are taught. Fraser Auditorium, having a seating capacity upto 669 people is mainly used for first year students, special events, conferences, and convocation ceremonies. Moreover, many social and cultural events are organised in the Fraser Auditorium. The campus also has a separate building for sports called Ben Avery which incorporates an Olympic size swimming pool, squash courts, basketball courts, badminton nets, a four-lane indoor track, a rock climbing wall, and a pot-banging cheer club. Furthermore, the university owns a private beach that is spread across 765 acres. All school and residence activities take place at the same space.

Noted Alumni

Laurentian University has believed in guiding their students in their feild of interest and currently has a very large network of alumni. Leo Gerard (Politician), Alexander Baumann (Athletic), François Bach (Product designer), and Kirk Petroski (CEO of Symboticware Incorporated) are some notable alumni of the University