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Laurentian University an important partner in education

Rainbow District School Board has reaffirmed its strong support for Laurentian University. During the regular meeting held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Trustees emphasized that Laurentian is an important partner in education that deserves a prominent place in the postsecondary sector.

Many students both locally and beyond have pursued their studies at Laurentian University. They have earned degrees in highly respected programs, and achieved success in their chosen fields. Laurentian University has also supported the educational journey of students in Rainbow Schools through on-site fairs, lectures, special presentations and athletic opportunities. Laurentian University has grown to become a truly unique Northern institution offering English, French and First Nations programming.

“Members of the Board feel very strongly and spoke with deep passion about the immeasurable value of Laurentian University as partners in education and as an integral part of our community,” said Board Chair Doreen Dewar. “Trustees indicated that Laurentian University has not only provided access to higher education, more importantly, it has nurtured critical thinkers, built good citizens, contributed to the betterment of society, enhanced our quality of life, and been the source of immense pride.”

She added: “It is our collective voice that Laurentian University remains a viable and vibrant institution. Rainbow District School Board has enjoyed a mutually beneficial partnership with Laurentian University since its inception and we look forward to working with Laurentian University well into the future.”


Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217