It is situated on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe peoples of Atikameksheng First Nation. The university is known nationally and internationally as home to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, the Goodman School of Mines, the Bharti School of Engineering, the Vale Living with Lakes Cooperative Freshwater Ecology Unit, the McEwen School of Architecture, and the new Harquail School of Earth Sciences.
At Laurentian, the added flexibility of customizing your degree to include concentrations, minors, majors and specializations allows students to differentiate themselves in the workforce. The extra credits in the speciality of choice can often be the determinant factor in the hiring process. By providing these options, Laurentian sets the stage for successful graduates who are passionate about their future.
At Laurentian, class sizes allow for a more personalized approach to learning and engagement with professors. As a result, there is ample opportunity for growth and student experience with the university’s more than 400 talented, full-time research and instructional faculty.
Laurentian offers more than 175 undergraduate and graduate programs, and as it is a bilingual institution, 800 course sections are offered in French.
A construction boom has recently transformed much of the campus. In 2017, a $63-million modernization project wrapped up, with renovations to 60 classrooms and laboratories, and the opening of several new spaces, including an Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre and a campus welcome centre.
Only an eight-minute drive from downtown, the university is surrounded by five lakes, a boreal forest and nature trails. Students enjoy a nearby beach in the warm weather and ice rinks in the winter.