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Campus Living Centres is pleased to announce Dimple Savla as the new Associate Director, Residence Life & The Student Experience

Dimple comes from York University, where she gained a wealth of experience as a student, a student staff member, and most recently, as a Residence Life Coordinator. Throughout her time at York, Dimple made contributions to the Residence Life program through a variety of projects outside of day-to-day residence management. She was instrumental in the development of the Residence Curriculum, embracing Alf Lizzio’s Senses of Student Success and the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) Standards, to enhance the first-year student […]

Campus Living Centres Volunteers with the Daily Bread Food Bank

As a part of our community service engagement, developed from our corporate values of Lead, Serve, Engage, Campus Living Centres believes it is important to give back to the communities we serve through our student residence buildings. On Thursday, January 28th, a group of Campus Living Centres’ executives participated in our annual volunteering event at the Daily Bread Food Bank for an afternoon of community service, team-building, and fun. Leading up to the annual volunteering event, Campus Living Centres also held an office food drive, […]

Residence Runs Fire Prevention Events to Raise Awareness

During Fire Prevention week this year (October 4th-10th), the Seneca College Student Residence at the Newnham campus took a proactive approach to educate their residents about fire safety. The residence staff ran multiple events throughout the week to raise awareness about fire safety knowledge and prevention, on and off campus. Through a partnership with the Seneca College School of Fire Protection, the residence organized an outdoor Live Burn of a mock dorm room. 400 residents witnessed first-hand how quickly a fire spreads, and the safety […]

Campus Living Centres Commits to Raising $10,000 on Behalf of the Raising the Roof Toque Campaign

Campus Living Centres is excited to announce the launch of a company-wide philanthropic initiative for the 2015/2016 academic year. As an effort to further uphold our core values of LEAD – SERVE – ENGAGE, we are committed to giving back to the communities whom we serve. With this in mind, we have partnered with Raising the Roof, a Canada-wide charitable organization that works toward providing long-term solutions to homelessness across the country. Through Raising the Roof’s annual Toque Campaign, we have committed to raising $10,000 […]

Algonquin College Residence Staff Recognized For “Making A Difference”

From left to right – Algonquin College (AC) Director of Student Services, Shelly Styles; AC Residence General Manager, Sophie Galvan; AC Residence Services Manager, Nicola From. Algonquin College Student Support Services (SSS) regularly recognizes staff who exemplify the College Core Values through their work, their initiatives, and their efforts in making a difference. During the SSS staff retreat last month, Algonquin College Residence General Manager, Sophie Galvan, and Residence Services Manager, Nicola From, were recognized with awards for “Making A Difference” for their respective roles […]

Lead. Serve. Engage. – Campus Living Centres’ Innovative Approach to Staff Training and Development

As part of our commitment to staff development and engagement, Campus Living Centres (CLC) hosted its 2nd Annual CLC Conference at the Durham College/University of Ontario Institute of Technology campus from June 21st to June 24th, 2015. The Annual Conference is a great opportunity to reintroduce and reinforce the Campus Living Centres’ core values of Lead, Serve, Engage over several days of professional development workshops. This conference had an astounding 64 delegates attend. This year, the conference accepted presentation proposals from staff, and session presenters […]

Campus Living Centres named as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

On March 9th, 2015, Campus Living Centres was announced as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2014. The Best Managed designation is considered a mark of excellence for Canadian owned and managed companies, and Campus Living Centres is proud to be affiliated with a community that recognizes and celebrates Canadian business excellence. “While innovation has long been a priority for Best Managed Companies, this year’s winners are increasingly using innovation as a means to differentiate, identify niche markets and build specialization their customers need”, […]

George Brown College selects Campus Living Centres to operate its first student residence

Rendering of new George Brown College Residence (CNW Group/Campus Living Centres) TORONTO, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ – Campus Living Centres (CLC) is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with George Brown College to operate their new, state-of-the-art, waterfront Residence complex. The facility, which will initially be part of the athlete’s village of the 2015 Toronto Pan and Parapan Am Games, will house more than 500 students when it opens as a George Brown College residence in the Fall of 2016. The addition […]

Campus Living Centres’ Corporate Team Volunteers with Daily Bread Food Bank

Part of the Campus Living Centres’ corporate identity is based on our staff engagement, which includes giving back to the many communities we serve through our student residence buildings. On Thursday, January 8th, 2015, Associate Director of Residence Life, Greg Hum, organized a volunteering event at the Daily Bread Food Bank for the Campus Living Centre corporate team. Leading up to the volunteering event, the corporate team collected 252 pounds of food through an office drive. Campus Living Centres also made a financial contribution to […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

2014 Residence Life Staff Training Conference at Algonquin College

Every August, two weeks before residence move-in weekend, Campus Living Centres hosts a Residence Life Staff Training Conference to provide training, development, and workshops for the Residence Life teams. Over the past five years, as we continue to increase the number of our professional Residence Life staff, it has been reflected in our conference attendance which has increased by over 200%. This year, Algonquin College (Ottawa, Ontario) hosted the 2014 Residence Life Staff Training Conference with 240 Campus Living Centres staff. The week-long conference focused […]

Students in Campus Living Centres’ Residences Raise $45,000 for Relay for Life

Over the last few years, Campus Living Centres has partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life program. Relay for Life is a fun, inspirational 12-hour fundraising event that brings together everyone from the community to celebrate life and to raise funds to help the fight against cancer. This non-competitive event includes a variety of activities including craft projects, live bands and performers, and carnival games. Individuals are placed in teams that raise money to assist the Canadian Cancer Society. During the event, teams […]

Campus Living Centres Strengthens Partnership with Georgian College with the addition of the Barrie campus student residence

Campus Living Centres is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Georgian College Barrie Campus Student Residence Management Services contract. With residence management agreements already in place at the Georgian College Owen Sound and Orillia campuses, Campus Living Centres is delighted to welcome the Barrie campus student residence to our growing portfolio. Dr. Catherine Drea, Georgian College Vice President Student Engagement and University Partnerships, says the decision to explore a third-party operation of the Barrie campus residence was based on a review of the College’s […]

Canadore College Residence Service Learning Trip to Moose Factory, Ontario

Trying out beaver and moose meat, snow shoeing in -45C weather, and listening to the First Nations’ Elders speak of their culture, are a just a few things ten students and one leader from Canadore College participated in on a service trip to Moose Factory, Ontario. Beginning in September, Jessica Charbonneau, Residence Life Coordinator at Canadore College decided to take her passion for service learning to a new level by creating a unique opportunity service learning experience for Canadore College Residence students. The experience began […]

International Students Celebrate the Winter Holidays at Canadore College Residence

For many international students studying in Canada, going home during the winter break isn’t always possible. Canadore College students who remained in residence over the break were treated to a variety of events, introducing them to Canadian holiday traditions and culture. Organized by Canadore College Residence, events included a downtown winter walk, preparing cookies for Santa, a Christmas Day parade, dinner with Canadore College President George Burton, and a New Year’s Eve party. This time of year can be hard for those away from their […]

Enhancing the Student Housing Experience

Every year, students are demanding more of their student housing experience… is your institution keeping up with the rapidly changing landscape? Ethical, research-based approaches and positive outcomes worth opening your mind to. Our students are changing and the social, political and economic landscape of student housing are also changing at a rapid pace – but that doesn’t mean the student experience will suffer. In fact, we believe, as a private company acting on behalf of our client institutions, we are improving student success. Consider this: […]