On Monday, June 6, the Presidents of Sudbury’s three post-secondary institutions signed an agreement that will enhance collaboration and partnerships between the organizations that they lead.
This new agreement aims to foster excellence in learning and will strengthen Greater Sudbury’s reputation as an education destination.
Cambrian College President Bill Best, Collège Boréal President Pierre Riopel, and Laurentian University President Dominic Giroux signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which includes new commitments to:
- Increase educational mobility between the three institutions through:
- Credit transfer
- Creation of new pathways
- Collaboration on course/program development and delivery
- Reduce duplication while maximizing resources and leveraging partnership opportunities.
- Provide a source of human resources, which complements the development of the province’s economy and meets the demands of an increasingly global labour market
- Support Greater Sudbury’s goal of enhancing our community as a postsecondary destination of choice
“Stronger post-secondary collaboration will create a competitive advantage for our community, and for learners looking for more choice and seamless pathways in education. Access, flexibility and customization are crucial because students want to tailor their learning experiences to meet the needs of an increasingly dynamic marketplace. Working together will further empower us to meet student needs and to enhance our city’s reputation as an education destination.”
Bill Best, President, Cambrian College
“Collège Boréal truly believes that working with Cambrian College and Laurentian University will lead to a number of exciting projects benefitting our students, employees, employers and the entire community. We look forward to many years of collaboration as we continue to forge a lasting friendship between all three postsecondary institutions.”
Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal
“By leveraging the unique strengths and capacities of our three post-secondary institutions we will optimize Sudbury’s potential as a unique education centre in Canada. Together we provide programs and pathways that make Sudbury a destination for lifelong learning.”
Dominic Giroux, Laurentian University President and Vice Chancellor
Members of each of the institutions’ Boards of Governors and senior executives were also present for the announcement.
Pictured are: (L-R)
(Front row, from left to right) Dominic Giroux, Laurentian University President and Vice Chancellor; Bill Best, Cambrian College President; and Pierre Riopel, Collège Boréal President
(Back row, from left to right) Michael Atkins, Chair of Laurentian University's Board of Governors, Bernie Freelandt, Chair of Cambrian College's Board of Governors, Stéphan Plante, Chair of Collège Boréal's Board of Governors
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