Students Find their Home Away from Home at Canadore College
Canadore’s new apartment-style residence was filled to capacity when it opened its doors to students this fall.
Construction of the six story, 200 bed residence was completed at the end of August to prepare for new and returning students to move-in. Each of the new self-contained apartments consists of two spacious private bedrooms equipped with a double bed, high speed internet and a flat screen television with cable. All 100 units are air-conditioned with a shared living space and kitchen with granite countertops.
“Partnering with Campus Living Centres gave us a tremendous opportunity to build one of the most modern and progressive residence complexes in the province,” said George Burton, President of Canadore College. “Our students are living in a building that was designed with them in mind, so that they could live, learn and have fun in a dedicated and safe environment.”
Every year Canadore welcomes about 3,500 students to its campuses. Over 61 per cent of the College’s student population relocates to North Bay from outside of the region and the City has one of the lowest vacancy rates in Ontario.
“Our students live about two-thirds of their life outside of the classroom,” said Shawn Chorney, Vice-President of Enrolment Management, Student Services and Recruitment. “We work hard to provide a dynamic and engaging experience for them every step of the way. Canadore is committed to strong residence programming because it is proven to promote academic success and the overall well-being of our students.”
Residence life activities are developed to ease the student’s transition to college. After-class programs are incorporated to help students learn domestic independence, resume writing and interview techniques and community leadership and development through guest speakers.
The second residence complex was designed by Malhotra Architecture with architectural support services by Standford Consulting and Design Ltd. and construction was managed by RHC Design-Build. The College also has another apartment-style complex residence adjacent to the new building and townhouse-style complexes next to its College Drive Campus. Each first-year student is guaranteed a spot in residence.
George Burton, Canadore College President; William Ferguson, Canadore College Board of Governors Chair; Jay Aspin, MP for Nipissing-Temiskaming; Brian Freeman, Campus Living Centres Vice-President of Development and Client Relations; Craig Dellandrea, Executive Assistant, Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing; Al McDonald, Mayor of the City of North Bay; Shawn Chorney, Canadore College Vice-President of Enrolment Management, Student Services and Recruitment
Canadore provides access to over 60 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and student services. The College confers approximately 1,000 graduates each year and has over 37,000 alumni.
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