Cambrian College

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Coordinates: 46°31′48.56″N 80°56′27.86″W / 46.5301556°N 80.9410722°W / 46.5301556; -80.9410722

Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology
Cambrian College logo.png
Established 1967
Type Public College of Applied Arts and Technology
President Sylvia Barnard
Undergraduates Available
Postgraduates Available
Location 1400 Barrydowne Road, Station A Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3A 3V8
Campus Urban
Colours burgundy     
Sports Golden Shield
Mascot Bernie(dragon) - Athletics Association mascot
Affiliations CCAA, ACCC, AUCC,
Website http://www.cambriancollege.ca

Cambrian College is a college of applied arts and technology in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1967, and funded by the province of Ontario, Cambrian has campuses in Sudbury, Espanola and Little Current.

Cambrian works in partnership with school boards, training institutes, universities, and other institutions - locally, nationally and internationally - in order to provide additional educational opportunities and to share expertise and resources.

Cambrian’s commitment to its many communities is evidenced by the Wabnode Institute, the college’s centre for the advancement of First Nations education, and by its status as a leader in meeting the needs of persons with disabilities.

History[edit]

Cambrian College was founded as a trade school in 1967, during the formation of Ontario’s college system. It was originally established with campuses in Sudbury, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie; the North Bay and Sault campuses became the independent Canadore College and Sault College in 1972 and 1973, respectively.

Until 1995, Cambrian was a bilingual institution, offering courses in both English and French. In that year, the francophone programs were transferred to the new Collège Boréal.

Student Population and Programs[edit]

The largest college in Northern Ontario, Cambrian College has over 4,400 full-time students and close to 90 full-time programs, a number of which are uniquely suited to the academic and employment aspirations of First Nations people. An additional 9,000 registrations are taken annually for part-time personal, professional and human resources development courses, workshops and seminars. Delivery methods include classroom learning, independent learning, distance education and the Internet.

Full-time program areas include:
Access and Academic Development
Anishnaabe Studies
Business
Communication and Creative Arts
Community Services
Computer and Engineering Technology
Degree Programs
Graduate Certificate Programs
Health Sciences and Emergency Services
Hospitality and Tourism
Law and Justice
Music Performance
Skill/Trades Training

Student Associations[edit]

Cambrian is also home to 3 particular student government associations; SAC (Students Administrative Council), CNSA (Cambrian Native Students Association) and the CAA (Cambrian Athletics Association). All three provide essential services to students, although SAC represents every student on campus and provides specific services regarding students and student life. These services range from basic student services like faxing and mailing duties; to the executive council members of SAC dealing with academic appeals, clubs and associations duties, college-wide changes, leadership and other concerns. The executive of SAC reports to a student body elected President (As do the CAA and CNSA)..

Computer and engineering technology[edit]

The energy systems program was launched in fall 2007 at the Barry Downe campus and features "The Living Building Project" which has received significant government and industry funding. Students in the energy systems program take classes in areas as varied as chemistry, instrumentation and biology and take a hands-on role in the construction and design of "The Living Building Project".

University transfer agreements[edit]

Cambrian College has agreements with universities in Canada and in countries that include Australia and the USA that enhance student mobility between college and university. These agreements formally recognize credits earned at each institution and facilitate the transfer of these credits between institutions.

Media[edit]

In 2009, The Shield, Cambrian's student-run newspaper was replaced by a daily-updated website, cambrianshield.ca, and a new glossy magazine. The first edition of the Shield magazine was released on November 6. Both are put together by students in the college's journalism program.

Students of the Broadcast — New Media program also host shows on Laurentian University's campus station CKLU-FM.

Sports[edit]

The college is represented in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association by the Cambrian Golden Shield.

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