June 14, 2016 – Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) and Laurentian University today announced the creation of a school of academic innovation which will be housed at École publique Jeanne-Sauvé in the city of Greater Sudbury.
Beginning September 2016, this school of academic innovation will be a focal point where Laurentian University professors and students will engage in activities aimed at:
- pursuing various research initiatives proposed by Laurentian and CSPGNO;
- facilitating the training of Laurentian students and CSPGNO staff;
- establishing intervention projects carried out on site at École publique Jeanne-Sauvé;
- disseminating results of various research projects and studies within the educational community.
The school of academic innovation will benefit from a wealth of expertise provided by Laurentian University professors and students in the following areas: physical activity, education, speech-language pathology, nursing and social work.
“This new collaboration between Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario and Laurentian University improves the services offered to our students and raises their awareness of the possibilities they have to pursue their postsecondary education in French.”
Marc Gauthier, Director of Education, Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario
“The establishment of this new school of academic innovation allows students in many programs offered in French at Laurentian University to acquire additional community experience which enriches their training and also increases their collaborative and inter-disciplinary skills.”
Dominic Giroux, President and Vice-Chancellor, Laurentian University