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Trades demand sparks $22M project at Sudbury's Collège Boréal

Trades demand sparks $22M project at Sudbury's Collège Boréal

Collège Boréal is once again putting shovels in the ground at its Sudbury campus, where construction has begun on a $22-million, 89,000-square-foot building to house a raft of new trades programs.
Helping aboriginal youth succeed at Laurentian University

Helping aboriginal youth succeed at Laurentian University

Sixteen-year-old Vanessa Lewis is involved in a Laurentian University program which she said is helping her to simultaneously get in touch with her cultural heritage and prepare for her future. Lewis, a Grade 11 St.
Paul Martin launches first high school/university program in Ontario

Paul Martin launches first high school/university program in Ontario

A partnership that enables Aboriginal youth to earn high school and university credits at the same time was announced April 27 at Laurentian University.
Lakehead appoints new president

Lakehead appoints new president

  Brian J. R. Stevenson will become the sixth president of Lakehead University on Aug. 1, following the retirement of Frederick Gilbert.
Ground broken at Parry Sound Canadore campus

Ground broken at Parry Sound Canadore campus

The groundbreaking of the new Parry Sound campus of Canadore College marks the beginning of construction of the permanent home for the area's college students.
Camping out on campus

Camping out on campus

Hosting a conference on a university or college campus may be considered the corporate equivalent of a backpackers’ youth hostel.
Training the next generation

Training the next generation

Building a home-grown workforce has always been an important to Henry Wetelainen, president of Bending Lake Iron Group.
College of trades offers hesitant hope to industry

College of trades offers hesitant hope to industry

The legislative passing of the new Ontario College of Trades has left some industry representatives cautiously optimistic that it may well change the future of skilled trades and apprenticeships in the province.
Former Inco boss advises LU

Former Inco boss advises LU

Laurentian University is looking at the possibility of opening a new school of mining, and it has tapped former Vale Inco Ontario operations president Fred Stanford to help spearhead the project.
Sault College digs itself a hole

Sault College digs itself a hole

Sault College president Ron Common winced a bit when picking up a shovel-full of dirt for a photo op, still feeling the affects of recent surgery on his heavily bandaged right hand.