Cambrian and Algoma Present Pathways to Degree Completion

Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016

Students, prospective students, and recent graduates of Cambrian College will reap rewards from a range of pathways to Algoma University degree programs, thanks to a new partnership between the two Northern Ontario institutions.

On August 31, the Presidents of Algoma and Cambrian signed a general agreement that provides qualified Cambrian students and graduates of certificate, diploma, and advanced diploma programs with rewarding routes to Bachelor’s degrees from Algoma University.

The broad agreement streamlines pathways to Algoma’s Bachelor of Arts or Science degrees, as well as its Bachelor degrees in Business Administration, Computer Science, Fine Arts, Music, and Social Work.

Cambrian President Bill Best and Algoma University President Dr. Craig Chamberlin sign agreement to streamline pathways to degree programs.
Cambrian President Bill Best and Algoma University President Dr. Craig Chamberlin sign an agreement to streamline pathways to degree programs.

Benefits to Cambrian students and graduates include:
• Guaranteed admission, transfer credit recognition, and valuable scholarships from
Algoma University based on their completion of a Cambrian diploma or certificate program
and academic merit
• Enhanced academic advising and planning through their postsecondary studies
• Shorter and more cost-effective routes to combining college and university credentials

“Our new pathways agreement with Cambrian College makes getting a university degree more accessible for Northern Ontario students,” said Dr. Craig Chamberlin, President of Algoma University. “We are committed to working in a collaborative way with our Northern Ontario education partners and providing our resources to help students succeed. We our thankful for being able to work with such a good partner as Cambrian College, who shares our belief in student-centred learning.”

“We are pleased to establish this agreement with Algoma University that will benefit our students and graduates across a variety of disciplines,” said Bill Best, Cambrian College President. “Our partnership maximizes credit transfer, streamlines admission, and offers greater choice for students who wish to pursue college and university credentials in Northern Ontario.”

Algoma University was established in 1965 and is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Algoma University is a small, undergraduate, teaching-focused university that places an emphasis on serving the needs of Northern Ontario. Algoma University offers a wide range of degrees spanning the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines. As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma University has a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal populations and other communities. Algoma University also offers satellite programming in Brampton and Timmins. For more information, please visit

Based in Sudbury, Ontario, Cambrian College offers practical, hands-on experience through more than 80 full-time postsecondary programs, a vibrant campus life, and support services that help ensure success. Students benefit from expert faculty who are connected to business and industry and an employer satisfaction rating of 100 percent, which puts Cambrian graduates in high demand. Established in 1967, Cambrian is the largest college in Northern Ontario with campuses in Sudbury, Little Current, and Espanola. Each year, more than 4,300 students take advantage of opportunities to build their careers through classroom and online learning. Find out more at Follow @cambriancollege on Twitter.


Media contacts:
Lynn Bulloch
Communications Officer
Cambrian College
(705) 566-8101, extension 6375

Meaghan Kent
Communications Writer & Sports Information
Algoma University
(705) 949-2301, extension 4121

Residence Move-in Weekend Activities Sept 2-3

Posted on Tuesday August 30, 2016

More than 550 students will be moving into Cambrian College’s Residence on Friday and Saturday, and the College has planned two days of activities to help newcomers feel comfortable in their “home away from home.”

“For many …

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