Laurentian University of Sudbury

Laurentian University of Sudbury

With more than 9,000 full-time and part-time students, Laurentian University is a mirror of Canada itself. One of only two bilingual universities in the country, we have a significant Native Student population and a growing number of international students. The future is here at Laurentian University. Choose Laurentian now and you’ll be swept up in the pride and excitement of a university on the cusp of its 50th anniversary. Be on campus for grand celebrations planned for 2010!

A Laurentian degree opens many doors. Professors and staff are approachable, and class sizes are small. As you strive in your studies, Laurentian provides a strong foundation for your future.

Laurentian’s natural setting is unmatched. You will be surrounded by lakes and pristine forests – but with a big city vibe. We care about the environment, which is reflected in many of our programs and practices. The planned Vale Inco Living with Lakes Centre on the shores of Ramsey Lake is an innovative, energy-efficient facility.

Together, Laurentian and Greater Sudbury showed the world that it is possible to reverse environmental harm. The region’s re-greening success story earned high recognition by the UN.

Laurentian University offers knowledge to the world. Expertise and research in such fields as business, mining, health, and the environment are significant. The campus is experiencing rapid growth, with new buildings and new programs (including MA and PhD programs). Last year, we ranked #1 among Canada’s top 50 research universities for the increase in research funding.

Residence and Campus Services

Need a roof over your head? How about health services, food, and transportation? You can find it all on the Laurentian campus.

Living on-campus at Laurentian is safe, convenient, and fun. Seven residences offer different types of living arrangements and floor layouts. Choose from dorms, shared or single rooms, and apartments. Residences offer:

  • free Internet and wireless network connections
  • access to common areas, TV rooms, study lounges, computer labs
  • kitchen and laundry facilities
  • games rooms, video rentals, vending machines, ATM, convenience store, snack bar
  • health services, exercise rooms, basketball,  tennis courts
  • convenience and fun!


Reaching for new heights? Our challenging new climbing wall will get you there! In fact, a multimillion-dollar, world-class expansion has added an indoor track, second gymnasium, squash courts, and specialized training and weight rooms, including yoga space. The facility also offers an Olympic-size pool, athletic therapy, and tons of classes and activities.

  • Varsity sports – Basketball, men’s golf, curling, nordic skiing, soccer, swimming, women’s cross-country running and track and field
  • Intramural sports – Badminton, basketball, futsal, kors ball, inner-tube water polo, pickle ball, snowshoeing, water polo, indoor and outdoor soccer, beach and indoor volleyball
  • Sports clubs – Badminton, curling, bouldering, competitive swimming, synchronized swimming, expedition, judo, karate, kayaking, kendo& akido, lacrosse, masters swimming, Nordic skiing, ringette, rowing

Other activities are organized by the residences throughout the year, such as shinny hockey, bowling, and much more.

Campus Life

Looking for a social scene? Laurentian has a large variety of clubs and associations, plus there are casual events to suit every interest.

We have three drama clubs open to all students. If you want to get involved in writing and journalism, we have two student newspapers: Lambda and L’Orignal déchaîné. Others volunteer at our community radio station, CKLU 96.7 FM.

There are three undergraduate student associations open to you:

  • Students’ General Association,
  • Francophone Students’ Association
  • Native Student Association.

Research and Development

At Laurentian, research is one of our highest priorities. As such, the Research, Development & Creativity Office provides a comprehensive list of services to support and sustain the spectrum of research endeavors undertaken by our faculty.

Delivering effective research support to faculty members, the RDC office can be a source of encouragement, advice and information on issues including grants, contracts, internal funding, policies and procedures.

Some of the things we would be happy to assist you with include:

  • Information about research funding opportunities
  • Advice and assistance with the preparation of funding proposals
  • Processing of research funding applications
  • Issues and policies related to ethics and guidance in regards to obtaining ethics approval
  • Promoting research activities.

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