Cambrian College and UOIT Build New Pathways from College to University

Posted on Thursday April 11, 2013

Cambrian College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) are furthering a shared commitment to lifelong learning and seamless education through a formal agreement that will create 12 new pathways for graduates of Cambrian’s two- and three-year diploma programs. These pathways will enable students to complete a university degree related to their academic and practical experience in a shorter period of time.

“We are pleased to partner with UOIT to address the increased demand for cost-efficient educational pathways that enable students to build on their educational foundations and enhance their career opportunities,” said Sonia Del Missier, Cambrian College Vice President, Academic. “At Cambrian, we want to make college to university transfers seamless, so that our graduates’ credentials are easily recognized at top institutions in Canada and around the world. This new agreement will put Cambrian grads on track to complete university degrees at UOIT in as little as two years, offering them additional exposure to research, technology, and expert faculty in their field of study. We’re pleased to announce these new pathways, because they offer more options to our graduates, and more reasons for future students to choose a diploma program at Cambrian.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Cambrian College to offer additional opportunities for college graduates to pursue their degree at UOIT,” said UOIT President Tim McTiernan. “This partnership further supports UOIT’s commitment to providing unparalleled access to education through multiple pathways to degree completion.”

The bridging agreement is in effect for students considering application to UOIT’s programs for September 2013. The agreement was signed in January 2013, and will remain in effect for five years.

For more details about UOIT pathways, visit: or call 905.721.8668 ext. 2591.

To learn more about educational pathways at Cambrian, visit here.

Located in Oshawa, Ontario, UOIT advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. With more than 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 70 programs delivered by exceptional faculty, UOIT promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.

With 4,500 full-time and over 9,000 part-time students, Cambrian College is the largest community college in Northern Ontario. Founded in Sudbury, in 1967, it serves learners both on campus and online, breaking traditional boundaries in education through technology and innovation. Cambrian is home to more than 80 full-time programs, and dozens of applied research projects.



Lynn Bulloch
Communications Officer
College Advancement
705-566-8101, extension 6375

Melissa Levy
Acting Manager
UOIT Communications and Marketing
905.721.8668 ext. 2513


New Cambrian President Announced

Posted on Tuesday April 9, 2013

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