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President's Welcome

Welcome Aanii Bonjour

Today more than ever, students from across Ontario and around the world are choosing Laurentian University as they discover more reasons to build a future here.


Our purpose is to help students become agents of change. We want to stimulate you to ask new questions. We want you to challenge what we know. We want to empower you to create innovative solutions for future local and global issues.

We have the best post-graduation employment rate in Ontario: 95% of our graduates find jobs within six months of graduating, and 97% of them are gainfully employed two years following completion of their studies. We have been number one in that category for the last four years.

We offer one of the best student-faculty ratios among Canadian universities. Small classes mean that faculty know our students by name.

We offer a bilingual learning environment, with more than 175 undergraduate and graduate programs and 800 course sections offered in French.

We have flexible undergraduate degree options with specializations, majors and minors in a range of disciplines, so you can pursue an education tailored for you.

You will find that we offer a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education.

We are Canada’s go-to university for mineral exploration and mining. Students from our Bharti School of Engineering are champions at NASA’s Lunabotics Competition, the Canada Mining Games, the Ontario Engineering Competition and the Canadian Engineering Competition. We rank #1 in Canada in terms of research funding in Economic Geology, Applied Geophysics and Rock Mechanics.

Since 2005, we have opened new schools of Medicine and Architecture, in each case a first in Canada in over 40 years.

We have an impressive research track record, having secured more than $200 million in research income in the past decade.

Our students benefit from generous financial aid and scholarship programs which dramatically lower the costs they face to go to university.

And don’t forget our beautiful 765-acre campus located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe peoples of Atikameksheng First Nation. Students enjoy an incomparable natural environment, surrounded by five of Sudbury’s 330 freshwater lakes, a mixed boreal forest and breathtaking nature trails. All this in the heart of the city, 10 minutes from the city’s downtown core.

Every year there are even more reasons to choose a future that begins at Laurentian. We hope to see you on campus when you will discover for yourself that it really is all here.

We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

DOMINIC GIROUX, President and Vice-Chancellor