SUDBURY – New Year, new semester, new students, new hopes.
With 2020 now in hindsight, more than 380 students will be starting their programs next week as the winter semester at Cambrian College gets underway. More first-semester students are expected as registrations continue until January 15.
Cambrian is offering program starts in over 30 different programs, including full-time and part-time options, its highest number ever as it continues its evolution as a year-round college.
The list of programs with a January intake include skilled trades, health sciences, business and IT, engineering technology, community services and general studies. Also available in January are a number of graduate certificate programs for students who have already earned a college or university credential.
“We’re very excited that so many new students have decided to start their post-secondary education; it’s such a great way to start the year,” says Dr. Paula Gouveia, Cambrian’s Vice-President, Academic “I think we all want a fresh start in 2021, and it’s inspiring to see that people are not letting the current COVID-19 pandemic put their hopes and dreams on hold.”
For the January semester, theory will continue to be delivered online, with hands-on labs held on campus, following all current government and public health directives and COVID-prevention best practices. This ensures students still receive the high quality of education Cambrian is known for, in a safe environment.
To help new students prepare, Cambrian has organized an extensive orientation.
“We’re taking our January Orientation online, but we have some amazing events planned where students are able to get ready for college from the comfort of their own homes,” adds Renee Scott, Cambrian’s Director of Recruitment and Student Success. “Virtual Orientation also includes a number of social events to help new student connect with each other, their classmates, faculty and staff. We think it’s important to maintain that close atmosphere we’ve created here on campus, even if it is virtual.”
Activities and events planned for the January Orientation include:
- My First Week Photo Contest — A Worldwide Tour - Share a photo of yourself during your first week of classes or demonstrating your new year’s resolution for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
- The Cambrian Chase – a digital scavenger hunt with other students from around the college!
- 5 Days of Winter Photo Contest!
- E-Sports Gaming Competition
- Whodunnit? online Murder Mystery game
- Sexpert Bingo with Dr.Shuey - A hilarious, honest, no-holds-barred approach to sexuality education.
- First Generation Day for students who are the first in their families to go to college
- Student Running Club
In addition to semester starts in January, May and September, Cambrian is also introducing this year a new intake of students in March to meet the growing demand for post-secondary education year-round, particularly from international students and students not coming directly from high school.
For more information about Cambrian’s programs, including January availability, visit www.cambriancollege.ca/programs.
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Cambrian College is Northern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 80 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Greater Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, visit www.cambriancollege.ca
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