History, Affiliations and Rankings
The Laurentian University was founded in 1957 as the University of Sudbury and acquired its present name as Laurentian in 1960. It offers a variety of Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctorate degrees in English and French. A bilingual institution and Canada’s only University with a tricultural mandate, Laurentian prepares next generation leaders to resolve local and global issues. It recognizes its placement on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Wahnapitae First Nations and holds the highest Post-Graduation rate in the province. The University is associated with CMRU, CROSH, HSNRI, MERC-Geochemistry, Microanalytics, LWL and SNOLab. Its other academic affiliations include, AUCC, CBIE, the International Association of Universities (IAU) and the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering among other academic bodies. Laurentian University ranks at #1326 in Best Global Universities according to US News and World Report 2022 rankings.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The Laurentian University campus is moderate in size and sits on more than 765 acres of land near the vast Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. Nature is at the core of their identity, and learning here is a true pleasure for the senses. The University provides courses at the Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral levels that explore Architecture, Health, Sciences, Business, Management and Environment. From Undergraduate Baccalaureate programs to Master’s and PhDs, Laurentian University offers 106 interdisciplinary programs, 33 of which are offered in French across its 5 Faculties, namely Science, Engineering and Architecture, Management, Health, Education and Arts. It offers a variety of programs and courses to the international students, making it the perfect place to learn and grow.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Laurentian University is the 1st bilingual university in Ontario under the province's French Language Services Act. This institution offers programs in both English and French. It is #2 in Canada in online learning and has raised $104M in funding for the Metal Earth Research Project. For many years Laurentian University alumni have inspired, led, entertained, challenged and improved the world around them. To share the story of David Paquette, a Laurentian University alumnus who works as a management consultant, executive coach and leadership trainer. He has dedicated the past 26 years of his career to helping organizations and leaders implement change and build better workplaces. Other notable alumni of Laurentian University are - Alex Baumann (Canadian Sports Administrator and Former Swimmer), Janaya Stephens (Canadian Film Actress), Elie Martel and Mike Harris (Members of the Provincial Party of Ontario) and more.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Laurentian University welcomes international students from more than 73 countries. It has 50+ assorted student clubs to enrich the student experience. Hundreds of student events are organized throughout the year. Friendships and communities form quickly at Laurentian. What better way to make that happen than to join one of the student-led clubs and organizations! The postgraduate employment rate is 94% after just six month of passing out and 97% after two years. Laurentian University is dedicated to preparing students to enter the workforce. Top recruiters at Laurentian include the likes of - City of Greater Sudbury, Vale, Royal Bank of Canada, ScotiaBank, Desjardins, BMO Financial Group and more.