Confederation College

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Coordinates: 48°24′10.07″N 89°15′59.98″W / 48.4027972°N 89.2666611°W / 48.4027972; -89.2666611

Confederation College
Confederation College
Established 1967
Endowment 4.7 million
President Jim Madder
Students 7,605 annually
(3,400 full-time, 4,205 part-time)
Undergraduates available
Postgraduates not available
Address P.O. Box 398, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada P7C 4W1, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Campus Urban
Sports teams Confederation Thunderhawks
Colors Red and Blue          
Nickname Thunderhawks
Affiliations ACCC, CCAA, CSA, CBIE, CUP, Negahneewin College
Website http://www.confederationcollege.ca

Confederation College is a provincially-funded college of applied arts and technology located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1967, and has area campuses in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa. The college, with its area campuses, serves an area of approximately 550,000 square kilometres. It is the only public college servicing Northwestern Ontario. Confederation's regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $411.2 million annually.[1]

A leader in Indigenous education, Confederation College helps set policy for Indigenous learning across the post-secondary education sector. It offers niche Indigenous programs and many supports and services for its Indigenous learners.

History[edit]

Confederation College was founded as a trade school in 1967, during the formation of Ontario’s college system. Air Vice Marshal (ret'd) Douglas Bradshaw was the first president of Confederation College from March 6, 1967 to 1974. His vision of an aviation program in the north was implemented in the College’s Aviation Centre of Excellence. He died on 1/10/1996. In his memory, the Douglas Bradshaw Athletic Achievement Award is presented to a graduating student, having the most improvement in and contribution to athletics and whose quality of spirit and competitive drive contributed to the overall success of the Confederation College Athletic program.[2]

Programs[edit]

The college offers a full range of programs and educational services throughout the region, which includes over 60 full-time post-secondary programs, as well as part-time credit and non-credit courses, specialty programs for business and industry, pre-employment and skills training programs, apprenticeship programs and cooperative/workplace training programs.

Each year, Confederation College has approximately 3,400 full-time post-secondary students, 370 apprentices, 550 adult training students and 4,205 part-time post-secondary students & many thousand students accessing continuing education courses. The student body includes a large population of Indigenous students, and a growing population of International students.

Thunder Bay campus[edit]

The Thunder Bay campus is Confederation College's main campus and is home to five campus buildings (Shuniah, Dorion, Neebing, Conmee & McIntyre buildings), with the apartment-style student residences located in Spruce and Cedar Houses, and traditional dorm-style student residences located Sibley Hall. Also present on the Thunder Bay Campus is the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Located at the Thunder Bay International Airport is the college's School of Aviation in a facility known as the Aviation Centre of Excellence. The Thunder Bay campus is also home to the Confederation College Student Union offices.

Dryden campus[edit]

Confederation College's Dryden campus is located in Dryden, Ontario in the Dryden Regional Training & Cultural Centre. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health, Hospitality, Natural Resources and Skilled Trades, as well as preparatory programs.[3]

Greenstone campus (Geraldton)[edit]

Confederation College's Greenstone Campus is located in Geraldton, Ontario in the Geraldton High School. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health and Hospitality, as well as preparatory programs.[4]

Lake of the Woods campus (Kenora)[edit]

Confederation College's Lake of the Woods Campus is located in Kenora, Ontario. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health, Hospitality, Natural Resources and Skilled Trades, as well as preparatory programs.[5]

Northshore campus (Marathon)[edit]

Confederation College's Northshore campus is located in Marathon, Ontario. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health, Hospitality and Natural Resources, as well as preparatory programs.[6]

Rainy River District campus (Fort Frances)[edit]

Confederation College's Rainy River District campus is located in Fort Frances, Ontario within Fort Frances' multi-use facility, which also houses Fort Frances High School and the Townshend Theatre. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health, Hospitality, Natural Resources and Skilled Trades, as well as preparatory programs.[7]

Red Lake campus[edit]

Confederation College's Red Lake campus is located in Red Lake, Ontario in the Red Lake District High School. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health and Hospitality, as well as preparatory programs.[8]

Sioux Lookout campus[edit]

Confederation College's Sioux Lookout campus is located in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health and Hospitality, as well as preparatory programs.[9]

Wawa campus[edit]

Confederation College's Wawa campus is located in Wawa, Ontario in the Regional Training & Technology Centre. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health and Hospitality, as well as preparatory programs.[10]

Scholarships[edit]

Confederation College offers a number of financial scholarships, bursaries and awards to students to assist with their educational costs. These are given out based on financial need, academic achievement or extra-curricular/community involvement. On average, student awards exceed $400,000 each year.[11]

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