May 12, 2010
Starting in June 2010, Campus Living Centres of Canada – a residence management company specializing in developing dynamic, integrated living experiences for college and university students – will assume the management of Cambrian College’s residence properties.
Campus Living Centres has a lengthy track record of providing excellent customer service in the post secondary environment. They will be working with Cambrian staff and students to provide a variety of student-friendly services, including residence life programming, and will also be developing Cambrian’s summer residence and conference capacity.
“A supportive and enjoyable residence experience is a key component of student success and retention,” said Cambrian College President Sylvia Barnard. “Our students need and expect a living environment that is enriched by many student life activities when living on campus. By working with Campus Living Centres with their extensive experience and resources, Cambrian will be able to provide our students with a student life experience that meets and exceeds the expectations today’s students in a competitive market.”
“Campus Living Centres is very pleased to embark on this exciting partnership with Cambrian College,” said Campus Living Centres Director of Residence Life & The Student Experience, Tim Fricker. “Providing a safe, respectful, and enriching environment that supports students through their transition to college and residence life is our central purpose.”
Cambrian College currently provides on-campus accommodations for 680 students in both dormitory and townhouse facilities.
by Brian Freeman
Campus Living Centres entered into long term management agreements with Collège Boréal, Confederation College and Canadore College in 2011, and completed construction on new residence developments at Georgian College, (Owen Sound campus), and Loyalist College in Belleville. In addition to assuming the management of Canadore’s residences, construction is underway on a new six-storey, 200-bed residence that Campus Living Centres will also own and manage on-campus.
This is indeed an exciting time for Campus Living Centres, as we have a solid customer base and strong testimonials from our existing clients, and as a result, this has created considerable interest with both Colleges and Universities seeking to enhance the student experience within existing Residence operations, or those that are looking at cost effective solutions that will create additional on-campus housing.
Since partnering with Campus Living Centres, we have realized significant financial gains, as well as a service delivery model that has had an immediate positive impact on students”, says Shawn Chorney, Vice- President Student Services, Canadore College…..the management of our residences is streamlined and efficient, allowing the college the ability to focus on core academic initiatives, with the confidence in knowing that this vital aspect of campus life is being managed by proven professionals.
Specifically, Campus Living Centres provides post secondary institutions with:
Campus Living Centres is the largest owner and operator of student housing in Canada. They work with Colleges and Universities to plan, design, finance, and ultimately, manage student housing and conference facilities. Their portfolio is comprised of over 13,000 student beds in buildings they either own or manage on behalf of Colleges and Universities.
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
St. Clair College
Thompson Rivers University
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Brian Freeman, Vice-President
Campus Living Centres Inc.