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Starting college is an exciting time for you and your student, but we also know you may have questions and concerns as you navigate the changes taking place in postsecondary education.

We’ve created this information hub just for parents and supporters of Cambrian students to share our approach to dynamic, engaging, and safe learning this fall. If at anytime you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to connect with us at info@cambriancollege.ca or (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

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Dynamic and Interactive Programs

Digital learning led by our professors

Wherever possible, students will complete theory-based courses in a faculty-led digital format from the comfort of their home, with many opportunities to interact professors and classmates from across Canada and around the world.

Hands-on experience

Where required, students will take part in safely structured hands-on learning in our labs to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. Depending on the program, your student may also complete a capstone project, placement, or co-op that will give them the chance to grow their skills in a workplace setting. We will adapt these experiences and work with our community partners as needed to give students valuable and safe practical learning opportunities.

Cambrian’s Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub

We recognize that the transition to digital-based classes has been quick, our professors and staff have access to an award-winning team of instructional designers and experts who help our faculty to develop engaging, well-structured course content based on best practices in online education. Learn more about our Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub.

Technology Requirements

You will require regular access to a computer with a reliable internet connection, web camera, and a headset. Program-specific requirements can be viewed in the “Plan Your Future” section on program web pages. Find your program here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

Virtual Supports and Services

You can rest easy knowing you’re not alone on your college journey. Many of our student supports and services are available virtually and online to ensure you’re successful. Here are a few examples:

The Enrolment Centre – Admissions information, registration, payments, financial aid, scholarships/bursaries, and more.

The Glenn Crombie Centre – Accessibility, accommodations, and counselling support.

The Learning Centre – Free online tutoring.

Wabnode Centre for Indigenous Services – Supports and services for Indigenous learners.

Career Centre – On-campus and off-campus job postings, resume and cover letter help, placement and co-op support.

Academic Success Advisors – Personal academic support.

IT Helpdesk – Technical assistance.

Bookstore – Shop online and get free shipping to your home.

Online orientation – Everything you need to know before you start classes.

Library and Learning Commons – Personalized online chat assistance for navigating library resources and research.

First Step Centre – Support for transitioning to college, peer mentorship program, referrals to external supports and services, and workshops and events.

Your Virtual Cambrian Community

Going to college is about more than just classes – it’s an experience of a lifetime. While you may find yourself spending little to no time on campus at the start of your school year, we invite you to join our active campus community online. Watch myCambrian (our student portal) and follow us on social media (@cambriancollege) for info about various events and activities

Financial Supports

College expenses can seem overwhelming, but we have many ways your student can help to finance their education.

Learn more about financial resources: cambriancollege.ca/begin

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Important Dates

Select the month you are starting at Cambrian.

Join us in Sudbury!

In Sudbury, you’ll find small-town friendliness with big city must-haves – multicultural restaurants, local and big box stores, indoor and outdoor sporting activities, and more. View a map of Cambrian and surrounding amenities, read our guide to living in Sudbury, and check out Discover Sudbury to see everything Sudbury has to offer.

Residence

Rooms are still available in our on-campus residence, which features dorms and townhouses that are just steps away from classes! Students have the option to cook themselves or to take advantage of low-cost take-out options our cafeteria is serving up just for students in residence.

Check out floor plans, fees, and more. Applications and considered on a first-come, first-served basis, so your student should apply now to secure a spot.

COVID-19 Updates

The latest updates are posted to our Campus Updates information page, including measures we are taking to protect the health and safety of our employees, students, and visitors while on campus.

Next Steps

If your student has accepted an offer to Cambrian:

  • The non-refundable $250 term deposit is due to secure your spot. This is especially important if your student’s program has a limited number of seats. Get more info on how to pay the deposit.
  • Information about orientation, timetable selection, booklists, etc. will be provided to your student six weeks before their start date in their myCambrian account and via email.
  • Your student can check their eligibility for scholarships and bursaries by completing the short survey in the Finance myEducation section in their myCambrian account.
  • Review our digital admissions guide for other key dates and deadlines.

If your student has an offer to Cambrian but hasn’t confirmed:

Your student can see the details of their offer in their myCambrian account. Your student can confirm their acceptance to Cambrian by accessing their ontariocolleges.ca account.

If your student hasn’t applied yet – It’s not too late!

There are still spaces in many of our programs. Your student can browse our programs, then visit ontariocolleges.ca/cambrian to apply today!

Are You the Parent/Supporter of an International Student?

The International Student Services team assist international students with their transition to Canada, to the Canadian education system, the Cambrian community and throughout their time at the college. The team will ensure that students experience an easy and enjoyable start to their high-quality education through an online orientation, immigration advising services and more! The International Student Services team is here to provide international students a strong community feeling and help to celebrate the global success of all students! Stay connected with the team and students can email any questions or requests to international@cambriancollege.ca.

Recruitment Team Support

If you have any questions about programs, funding, OSAP, deadlines, student services, or anything else, reach out to any one of us!

Sam Paquette

Sam Paquette

Cambrian Graduate: Public Relations Advanced Diploma

I am a proud graduate of Cambrian College’s Public Relations program. Born and raised in Sudbury, I love my friends and family, and I feel lucky to be in a position where I can help potential students find their dream careers.

sam.paquette@cambriancollege.ca Text 705-618-5290
Nancy Burke

Nancy Burke

Cambrian Graduate: Child and Youth Care Advanced Diploma

I’ve learned a lot the hard way. I love my job because I get to use my experience to help others, so they don’t have to learn the hard way too!

nancy.burke@cambriancollege.ca Text 705-207-3593
Colleen Heidman

Colleen Heidman

Cambrian Graduate: Business Administration and Human Resources Management Advanced Diploma

My favourite part of being a recruiter is helping students find their pathway to a fulfilling career – I can help with finding the right program, navigating the application process, finding the funds to help pay for school and all the other steps along the way!

colleen.heidman@cambriancollege.ca Text 705-690-4485
Spenser Shaw

Spenser Shaw

I love that my job allows me to help students that are coming from different paths of life. I strive to help make applying to school as easy and fun as possible. From helping students to figure out their dream program, to getting set up for their first day of learning - I am here to provide the assistance and direction needed to succeed!

spenser.shaw@cambriancollege.ca Text 705-698-0125
Nicole Vizza

Nicole Vizza

Cambrian Graduate: Public Relations Advanced Diploma

Connecting people is my passion! As a graduate of Cambrian College’s Public Relations program, I am constantly networking and finding any way I can to point potential students in the right direction.

nicole.vizza@cambriancollege.ca Text 705-988-3392
Nicole Vizza

Lisa Edwards

Education opens many doors, and post-secondary education should be accessible to anyone of any background or age. I believe in the importance of finding the right fit for each individual student - there is no one universally right answer when it comes to education!

lisa.edwards@cambriancollege.ca Text 519-719-0918

myCambrian – Your student’s information hub

Each applicant and student receives access to myCambrian, the College’s online information hub that provides students with information about their application, key dates/deadlines, orientation, and more.


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