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The Bharti School of Engineering at Laurentian University receives a $250,000 donation from Hard-Line

(2018-10-24) A new partnership between Laurentian University and Hard-Line was announced today at the University Club.

As part of this partnership, Hard-Line will invest $250,000 over five years in the Mechatronics program of the Bharti School of Engineering at Laurentian University. The funds will enhance student experiences through lab renovations and upgrades, new computer work stations and furnishings, multimedia equipment for interactive teaching, and student field trips to Hard-Line facilities.

“The Bharti School of Engineering is one of Laurentian University’s brightest success stories. It is recognized as a top producer of engineering talent for Northeastern Ontario as well as a global leader in mining research and education,” said Dr. Markus Timusk, Director of the Bharti School of Engineering. “This donation shows a commitment to the Bharti School of Engineering and a confidence in Laurentian’s students.”

With accredited programs in Mining, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering (with Environmental, Mechatronics and Metallurgy Options), the Bharti School of Engineering has experienced tremendous growth and success over the past decade. Mechatronics graduates with specialized skills in engineering, software and electrical systems are in increasing demand by leading companies such as Hard-Line.

“We are proud to partner with Laurentian University. Together, we work to support the future of our industry by providing students with the programs and tools they need to succeed in the changing landscape of the field,” added Hard-Line President, Walter Siggelkow.



Located on the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 territory, Laurentian University recognizes that we are on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Wahnapitae First Nation. Laurentian is committed to strengthening the foundation of knowledge in higher education and research to offer an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Together with its federated partners, Laurentian University prepares leaders who bring innovative and intelligent solutions to local and global issues. 



Established in 1996 in Sudbury, Ontario, Hard-Line is a leading supplier of automation, tele-operation, and remote-control technology to the mining industry. With branch offices in Chile, Peru and the U.S.A., along with a worldwide distribution network, Hard-Line is a global company that develops its products from the ground up, utilizing years of experience in mining, electronics, electrical design, and mechanical design. For more information on Hard-Line, visit