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Laurentian University is recognized as a Community Leader through its investment in expanding local news coverage. Thanks to its participation in the Community Leaders Program we are able to enhance areas of content in Barrie that were underserved in the past. Laurentian University proudly supports Jobs of the Future and stories about career paths, jobs, programs and tales of success that highlight Barrie's diverse job market.
Located on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and surrounded by five freshwater lakes and acres of conservation land, Laurentian University is an idyllic postsecondary destination for anyone pursuing academic success, outstanding career opportunities and a balanced lifestyle.
Laurentian University is a microcosm of Canada. Northern, bilingual, committed to Reconciliation, inclusion, civility and respect, it is a catalyst for knowledge creation, fundamental research undertakings and a significant contributor to solutions for crucial issues facing society today and those of future generations to come.
The University serves close to 8,000 students who experience a unique tricultural university life, one that is deeply rooted in community and experiential learning, in both English and French, with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. With 113 undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines in the arts, education, health, management, science, engineering and architecture, the Laurentian community also extends to 72,115 proud alumni.
As one of only two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario, 23% of its student population is enrolled in its 34 French language degree programs. Currently, 13% of the student population self-declares as Indigenous, while 8% comprise the university’s international student body from very diverse origin – 67 different countries are currently represented on campus.
Its current 96% postgraduate employment KPI annual survey results by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities highlight the University’s ability to prepare its graduates to be the next generation of leaders who bring innovative solutions to local and global issues. Moreover, Laurentian has been leading provincially in this area for well over a decade.
We invite you to discover all that Laurentian University has to offer and to begin mapping your journey with us. Visit our website, book a tour of our facilities, drop in and engage as a welcome and valued member of our community.