Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Laurentian University Adds French Bilingual Architecture School

The Provincial Government and Sudbury’s Laurentian University have announced plans for a fully bilingual school of architecture.

The new school will revitalize Sudbury’s downtown area, and will be home for some 400 French and English architecture students.

“The provincial government’s investment will allow Laurentian University to launch the first school of architecture to offer programs in French outside Quebec, while also promoting aboriginal and northern perspectives in design,” said Dominic Giroux, President of Laurentian University.

“This is a significant milestone for our university, for Sudbury and for the North.”

The school will help northern service stay close to home to study architecture. The Ontario government will kick in $21 million over three years and says the school will create 300 jobs during the construction and operating phases.

“Ontario’s economy is turning the corner and we know a highly skilled and educated workforce is the key to Ontario’s success in the years ahead, said John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“Our government’s investment in the new bilingual school of architecture will help prepare students in the North for success in the future, while creating good jobs today.”

Schools Mentioned: Laurentian University

Ryan Leclaire
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