September 14, 2012 – Laurentian University today announced the opening of two new food and beverage locations at its Ramsey Lake Road campus, part of a long-term plan to create dynamic new social spaces for students, staff and faculty, and to enhance campus life.
“We’ve looked at the University setting as a series of neighbourhoods, and we are responding to the needs of these areas with new services,” said Laurentian VP, Administration, Carol McAulay. “The additional food and drink options will be a reflection of the needs expressed by our university community,” she added.
The new Starbucks location is at the western end of the campus, between the Library and the Engineering building. It will offer a range of snacks, coffee, blended and bottled beverages, and will provide 32 additional seating spaces adjacent to the Library. Renovations to the Rotunda of the Library have also created 4 new quiet study rooms and a fifth room was created on the second level.
The East Bistro is located on the ground floor of the new East Residence building, officially opened in late August. East Bistro will offer a range of hot and cold beverages and a menu of fresh food choices, including salads and Panini (grilled sandwiches). The Bistro provides comfortable seating as well as an array of armchairs around a fireplace.
The university’s main cafeteria location in the Great Hall will also undergo a makeover in the year ahead. As part of a long-term $2-million food services modernization plan, the University will begin renovations in the Great Hall in the spring/summer of 2013.
“We’re really responding to what we’ve heard from students, in providing a broader range of food and beverage options, and at the same time creating comfortable and welcoming spaces for our students, staff and faculty to relax, read and socialize,” said VP McAulay. “The overall plan is to enhance the student experience on campus, but we hope that all members of the broader Sudbury community will enjoy the benefits of these improvements,” she added.
November 6, 2013 – Conservation biology, increasing threats to habitat, and the growing list of species at risk are all on the agenda—alongside ethical and philosophical aspects of extinction—at a unique international symposium to be held at Laurentian University this month.
October 25, 2013 – Former College Boréal President and long-time leader in the Greater Sudbury community Gisèle Chrétien will be awarded an Honourary Doctorate at Laurentian University’s Fall Convocation October 26. A Laurentian graduate in Nursing with a Master ‘s degree in education, Mrs. Chrétien has been active in education and training in Ontario, and was a key contributor in the establishment of Collège Boréal.
September 4, 2013 – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne today cut a ceremonial ribbon to officially launch the Laurentian University School of Architecture, the first school of architecture to open in Canada in 45 years.
August 28, 2013–Laurentian’s strategic plan aspiration for organizational excellence is showing measurable progress in the latest employee engagement survey. The results of the bi-annual survey measuring 20 drivers of employee engagement were released to faculty and staff this week, with progress reported in all 20 areas.
August 22, 2013 – Media and all members of the Sudbury community are invited to take part in the Laurentian University School of Architecture’s inaugural lecture series, “Visions in Canadian Design.” The series is being launched in conjunction with the official opening of Canada’s newest school of architecture on September 4th, 2013.
August 6, 2013 – The Laurentian University School of Architecture is pleased to be welcoming the charter class of students for the Fall 2013 launch of Canada’s newest architecture school.
July 29, 2013 – Single sculler Carling Zeeman of Laurentian University pulls off a dramatic finish to earn a silver medal for Canada on Sunday at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.