Canada, Greater Sudbury

Laurentian University

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Greater Sudbury, The university’s campus is located on the south side of Lake Ramsey, just south of Greater Sudbury’s downtown core in the Bell Grove neighbourhood, near some of the city’s wealthiest residential neighbourhoods.

The university has a federated school structure, similar to that of the University of Toronto. The school also has an unusual and sometimes controversial student government structure — there are two separate student unions (in addition to the part-time and graduate student associations). Laurentian has been delivering programs in Barrie since 2001 and has a proven track record of being a vital part of the socioeconomic and creative life of the community. They currently serve 1,000 students in Commerce, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.

The Country

Canada is a country in North America consisting of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. At 9.98 million square kilometers in total, Canada is the world’s second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the world’s longest land border shared by the same two countries. Canada’s two official languages are English and French. The capital of Canada is Ottawa and the largest city is Toronto.

Ethnic groups living in Canada are 76.7% European, 14.2% Asian, 4.3% Aboriginal, 2.9% Black, 1.2 % Latin American, 0.5% Multiracial and 0.3% other. Currency is Canadian dollar.

Canada has around 31,700 large lakes, more than any other country, containing much of the world’s fresh water. There are also fresh-water glaciers in the Canadian Rockies and the Coast Mountains.

The City

Greater Sudbury (2011 census population 160,274) is a city in Ontario, Canada. Sudbury, as it is commonly known, is administratively separate and thus not part of any district, county, or regional municipality. Sudbury has a humid continental climate with warm and often hot summers and long, cold, snowy winters. The population resides in an urban
core and many smaller communities scattered around 300 lakes and among hills of rock blackened by historical smelting activity. Sudbury is built around many small, rocky mountains with exposed igneous rock of the Canadian (Precambrian) Shield. The ore deposits in Sudbury are part of a large geological structure known as the Sudbury Basin, which are the remnants of a nearly two billion-year-old impact crater long thought to be the result of a meteorite collision, more recent analysis has suggested that the crater may in fact have been created by a comet.

Student Life

Bordered by five fresh-water lakes and 35kms of nature trails, Laurentian University’s natural setting is unmatched. The City of Greater Sudbury offers students urban amenities, accessible outdoor recreation and a friendly atmosphere. It has small-town flavour with big-city appeal, making it a great city in which to live and study.

Accommodation

Exchange students have possibility to live on-campus and off-campus.

What you’ll find at Laurentian are flexible, comfortable residences that will feel like home – only better. Here, YOU get to design your own lifestyle! It’s the main reason so many students – more than 1,600 of them – choose to live on campus. Our eight unique residences provide you with an array of options. Each residence has a different style and vibe so we’re sure you’ll find one that feels just right for you.

Travel opportunities

Ontario offers a full range of travel possibilities with interesting cities and towns, beautiful natural areas, and important cultural institutions.

Places you need to see:

  • Niagara falls – Niagara Falls is Canada’s most internationally recognized attraction, visited by millions of tourists each year.
  • Torronto`s CN Tower – The CN Tower is one of Canada’s most iconic structures, standing tall along the Toronto skyline. The 553-meter tower is lit up at night and can be seen from all over the city and surroundings at any time of day but visitors will likely want to take a trip up the tower to fully experience it.
  • Ontario’s Provincial and National Parks – Ontario has many interesting provincial and national parks that offer access to some of the most beautiful areas of the province. In Southern Ontario, canoeists and hikers take to the lakes and forests of Algonquin, French River, and Killarney Provincial Parks, as well as the Bruce Peninsula National Park. Boaters and divers can find adventure exploring Georgian Bay Islands National Park and the Fathom Five National Marine Park. Those who are looking for an even more remote experience will find invitingly pristine lakes and forests in Quetico Provincial Parkin Northwestern Ontario.

Read more about places to visit here.