Northern College Residence On Schedule for 2015 Opening

Construction of the new student residence at Northern College’s Haileybury Campus is on target to be completed in August 2015. The new residence being developed is a partnership between Northern College and Campus Living Centres, and will feature 16 apartment-style units, each with four private bedrooms. Each unit will also include a kitchen with an eat-in dining area, a living room, and two bathrooms.

The new residence will help address the increasing number of students coming from Southern Ontario, and Northern College President, Fred Gibbons, says, “It can be challenging for our students to find rental accommodations, and we’re pleased that our work with Campus Living Centres will make it easier for our students to find affordable housing that’s close to campus.” After the project is completed, Campus Living Centres will manage the new residence.

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The new residence will begin accepting applications for the 2015/2016 academic year starting on February 1, 2015, and application can be found online here <northernresidence.ca>.


Confederation College Partners with Campus Living Centres to Develop New Student Village

In an effort to address the critical accommodations shortage in Thunder Bay, Confederation College announced a partnership with Campus Living Centres to develop four new student residence buildings. The new residence project will add 256 total beds to campus, with the first two buildings scheduled to open for the 2015 Fall semester. Each building will house 64 students in fully furnished apartment-style accommodations, with four private bedrooms per unit.

Once the project is complete, Campus Living Centres will manage the new residence. Campus Living Centres already manages the existing residence, Sibley Hall, at Confederation College.

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For updates on the new residence development, please click here <confederationrez.ca>.


Algonquin College Takes a Zero Waste Approach to Replacing Old Mattresses in Residence

This past summer, during a meeting in which Algonquin College Student Residence was planning to replace more than 1000 beds, Residence Services Manager, Nicola From, asked a question that would initiate an innovative zero waste project on campus: “Isn't there an alternative to just dumping 1050 bed sets (or approximately 3000 separate pieces) into a dump site?”

Through the leadership of Bryan Boudreau, Algonquin College Facilities Supervisor, and Sherry Stevenson, Area Manager of Public Affairs at Waste Management, 1050 mattresses and 1050 box springs (and associated metal frames) were repurposed to achieve zero waste status. All remaining parts that were unsuitable for reuse were recycled, diverting them from a landfill.

Boudreau believes, “Diversion is very important to Algonquin College”, and the Campus Living Centres’ team at Algonquin College Student Residence was very excited to help support the College’s sustainability efforts through this project.

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