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 History and Background 

 1966
September
Board of Governors are appointed and initial planning starts for the College, which was designated to serve the Districts of Algoma, Manitoulin, Sudbury, and Nipissing. Dr. Walter Curlook is appointed first Chair of the Board.
 1967
February
Dr. John T. Koski, formerly Principal of the Northern Ontario Institute of Technology, is appointed President.
September
Classes began on three Campuses:
  • North Bay - in rented facilities.
  • Sault Ste. Marie - formerly the Ontario Vocational Centre.
  • Sudbury - in the leased and renovated Sacred Heart College building on Notre Dame Avenue.
December
A 150-acre site at Barrydowne Road and Maley Drive in New Sudbury is purchased for the College's permanent campus.
 1969
January
Ontario Manpower Retraining Program is taken over by the College.
 1972
Stage one of the Barrydowne Campus is completed.
September
Following five years of rapid growth, the campuses became separate, independent colleges. The Sudbury campus retains the name Cambrian College and now serves the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin. The North Bay campus becomes Canadore College, serving the District of Nipissing. The Sault Ste. Marie campus becomes Sault College, serving the District of Algoma.
 1973
The Board of Governors approves a policy establishing one faculty member, one support staff member and student representative as Observers to the Board.
February
Stage II of the Barrydowne Campus is completed.
February
The Board of Governors establishes a Comité consultatif de langue française to be responsible for making recommendations pertaining to the educational and cultural needs of the French-speaking community.
September
The Northern Ontario Regional Health Science School on Regent Street becomes the third campus. A 203-bed student residence is part of the transfer.
 1975
Cambrian College is designated a bilingual institution by the Board of Governors.
January
The official opening of the Day Care at Cambrian College's Barrydowne campus is held on January 6, 1975.
 1977
May
The Polytechnical Division moves out of the Notre Dame Campus and into Stage III of the Barrydowne Campus, leaving the College with the two major, modern campuses at Barrydowne Road and Regent Street.
September
Stage III of the Barrydowne Campus opens for classes.
 1978
The College's administrative structure is reorganized to include a distinct division for French-language programs and a Dean, reporting directly to the President, is appointed to facilitate the development of French-language programs.
September
Athletic facilities, including a playing field, a field house, tennis courts, and a softball diamond open at the Barrydowne Campus.
September
L'Association des étudiants francophones du college Cambrian is declared an independent student government.
 1979
April
A 30,000-square-foot Industrial Training Centre at the College's Barrydowne Campus is completed. The Centre provides shop space for most of Cambrian's trades and apprenticeship programs.
 1981
January
Stage IV of the Barrydowne Campus is completed. It contains a double gym, two racquet ball courts, three squash courts, a weight training room, two saunas, change rooms, seminar rooms, lecture theatres, dining rooms for special functions, office space, and a large multi-purpose room for lectures and banquets. The official opening of Stage IV takes place on April 22, 1981.
 1982
September
Glenn N. Crombie, formerly President of Olds College, Olds, Alberta, is appointed President.
October
The Northeastern Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Resource Centre (headquartered at Cambrian) is officially opened by the Minister of Labour.
 1983
Cambrian Foundation is established.
May
A Staff Development Committee is established.
May
The Franco-Ontarian banner is raised at Cambrian College.
November
The Dragon's Lair, a boutique which stocks student-produced works, is officially opened.
 1984
A full-time Native student counsellor is appointed and space is allocated for a Native Student Activity Centre.
 1985
June
The first Manitoulin/Espanola Convocation is held on Manitoulin Island on June 15, 1985.
October
A dedication of the Cambrian College Student and Alumni Activity Centre is held at Fondation Cambrian Foundation.
 1986
February
The first Women's Day is held on Manitoulin Island on February 15, 1986.
March
On March 22, 1986, the first Winter Convocation is held specifically for students in skills training programs.
March
The women's varsity curling team captures the Canadian College Athletic Association Championships held in Kamloops, B.C.
June
The Education and Employment Equity Office is established.
July
Satellite Futures centres in Espanola, Manitoulin Island, and Noelville are established.
September
The official opening of the Student and Alumni Activity Centre at Fondation Cambrian Foundation is held on September 19, 1986.
September
President Crombie announces the establishment of the Linguistic Centre.
October
A Principal, Manitoulin Island and the North Shore, is appointed.
November
The official opening of Cambrian's Achieve Performance Centre takes place on November 13, 1986.
November
Wabnode Institute (Cambrian's centre for the advancement of Native organizations and education) is established at the Barrydowne Campus.
 1987
March
Cambrian is designated the Ontario Centre for Ground Control Training.
October
Contact North/Contact Nord Distance Education Network, jointly operated by Cambrian College and Laurentian University, officially opens.
October
The official opening of L'Arc-en-ciel (French Day Care Centre) is held on October 22, 1987.
November
The Ontario Skills Development Office is officially opened by the Minister of Skills Development on November 12, 1987.
 1988
February
Cambrian celebrates the opening of Fontaine Bleue, Cambrian's new dining room.
May
Cambrian College receives a Spotlight Award from the Association of Canadian Community Colleges for its Native Community Care Counselling and Development program.
November
Cambrian College recieves the Achievement in Employment Equity Award from the Ontario Women's Directorate.
 1989
April
Phase II of the Industrial Training Centre (Barrydowne Campus) is officially opened by the Minister of Colleges and Universities.
November
The College opens The Enterprise Centre, a training arm of the College, which offers a variety of seminars and programs that cater to the educational needs of the business community.
 1990
March
The official opening of the Special Needs Centre/Centre des besoins particuliers is held on March 14, 1990.
March
The Nursing Assistant (RNA) program comes under the College umbrella.
June
Cambrian Foundation launches a $3.3 million campaign - Investing In Our Northern Heritage.
September
The Board of Governors approves the establishment of a Native Affairs Committee of the Board.
October
The official opening of the Community Career Centre is held on October 16, 1990.
November
In November, the College announces the establishment of L'Institut canadien de gestion des richesses naturelles, a centre specializing in the delivery of French-language programs relating to the management of natural resources.
 1991
January
Heather Segsworth, a Professor of Literacy in Preparatory programs, is acknowledged nationally with the 1991 ACCC Teaching Excellence Award.
June
A joint certification agreement is signed between Cambrian College and Dokuz Eylüül University, Izmir, Turkey.

The Board of Governors approves the establishment of a Native student government.

October
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visits Cambrian College on October 24, 1991.
December
The official opening of the Institut des technologies télématiques is held on December 2, 1991.
 1992
March
The Northeastern Office of the Northern Ontario Marketplace program opens at Cambrian.
May
Two awards are introduced at the annual Convocation ceremonies - The Cambrian College Alumni Award and the Dr. Fred Sheridan Award (a community award).
June
On June 10, an articulation agreement is signed between Cambrian College and the Manitoulin Board of Education.
July
The first Dean of Native Studies is appointed effective July 13, 1992.

Cambrian is named a broker for the jobs Ontario Training Fund, a $1.1 billion program initiated by the provincial government.

September
Cambrian and Laurentian University (Sudbury) sign a five-year Agreement for Collaboration in Higher Education on September 28, 1992.

Cambrian and the Waubetek Training Institute sign an articulation agreement.

November

Mary Jonik, a Professor in Ontario Basic Skills, is one of four Ontario college alumni to win a Premier's Award. The Award was created by the province in honour of the college system's 25th anniversary.

Cambrian and the Espanola Board of Education sign an articulation agreement on November 9.

December
Dr. Walter Curlook, vice chair of Inco Limited and founding Chair of the Cambrian College Board of Governors, is the first Canadian to be presented with a Benefactor Award by the United States-based National Council for Resource Development.
 1993
February
An Anishnaabe banner is raised at the Barrydowne Campus.
June
The Barrydowne Campus Student Residence officially opens on June 4, 1993.
 1994
February
Cambrian signs an articulation agreement between its School of Business and Northwood University, Midland, Michigan, on February 25, 1994. It marks the first official articulation agreement that the College has signed with an American University.

Cambrian signs four articulation agreements with Laurentian University on February 28, 1994. The agreements are between Cambrian's School of Business, École des affaires, and School of Communication and Creative Arts, and Laurentian's School of Commerce and Administration, École de commerce et d'administration, and Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, respectively.

May
His Excellency the Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, visits Cambrian College on May 18, 1994.
June
Cambrian and Laurentian University sign an articulation agreement on June 30, 1994.The agreement is between Cambrian's School of Technology and Laurentian's Faculty of Science and Engineering.
November
At its November 7 meeting, the Board of Governors approve the concept of and process for a strategic plan for Cambrian.

The Board of Governors, at its November 24 meeting, approve the College's Code of Behaviour.

December
The Provincial Government announces the proposal of the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) at Cambrian College.
 1995
February
On February 2, the Cambrian Foundation launches a $3 million Unleash the Potential campaign for the expansion of the College's Special Needs Regional Resource Centre.
March
On March 28, NORCAT is incorporated.

On March 26, Cambrian honours the last graduating class from its French-language programs, marking the final phase in Cambrian's transition from College Cambrian College to Cambrian College.

May
Cambrian and Nanjing Tourism School, China, sign a memorandum of understanding on May 5.

Cambrian and Changzhou Industrial Technology College, China, sign a memorandum of understanding on May 8.

Cambrian and Pui Ching Commercial College, China, sign a memorandum of understanding on May 18.

On May 31, Cambrian and Laurentian University sign an articulation agreement between Cambrian's School of Hospitality and Tourism and Laurentian University's School of Translators and Interpreters.

July
Cambrian and Key North Office Services and Training sign an articulation agreement on July 25.
August
Cambrian and Anishinabek Education Institute sign an articulation agreement on August 17.
September
Cambrian and Nachimuthu Polytechnic (Tamil Nadu, India) sign a memorandum of understanding on September 13.
October
The Cambrian College School of Music celebrates its 25th season of providing musical performances to the Sudbury community.

Cambrian offers its first full-time program via the Internet. The Teachers of Adults certificate program becomes available to registered clients via email on October 10.

November
Cambrian and Inco Limited formalize a partnership spanning more than a quarter century with the signing of an Agreement for Partnership and Collaboration and an Agreement for the Training of Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Apprentices and Inco Employees on November 10.

Cambrian, Laurentian University, Collcge Boréal, the Sudbury District Roman Catholic Separate School Board and the Sudbury Board of Education host the second Articulation Conference to enhance collaboration among secondary schools and higher education.

Cambrian, the Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Care Centre, Laurentian University, and the Regional Municipality of Sudbury form a training consortium "Cancer Care International" to market expertise internationally.

In a partnership agreement with Inco, Cambrian offers Heavy Duty Equipment program training at Inco's Rayside Balfour apprenticeship facilities.
 1996
January
The Anishinabek Educational Institute in North Bay offers Cambrian's Native Community Care Counselling and Development and its Native Early Childhood Education - Binoojiinyag Kinoomaadwin programs for the first time, under the direction of Cambrian's Anishinaabe Studies division.
February
Cambrian College and Rome's Your Independent Grocer, in collaboration with Gezhtoojig - The Sudbury Area Management Board, partner to develop the Partnership in Aboriginal Hospitality Trades program.
March
Cambrian and Laurentian University sign an articulation agreement between Cambrian's Department of Athletics and Applied Arts and Laurentian University's School of Human Kinetics.
May
Inco Limited donates $250,000 to the Special Needs Regional Resource Centre's Unleash the Potential campaign.
June
Cambrian and Kumaraguru College of Technology in Coimbatore, India, sign a memorandum of Understanding on June 6.

The Special Needs Regional Resource Centre at the College's Barrydowne Campus officially opens on June 4.

Cambrian enters into an Agreement of Cooperation in Training for Mining and Mineral Processing Technologies with two Newfoundland institutions: the Provincial Technical Institute and Cabot College.
September
The Canadian Environment Industry Association, Ontario Chapter (CEIA Ontario), partners with Cambrian College to offer an environmental internship program. The program blends in-school learning with more than one year of relevant practical experience with environmental companies across the province.

Cambrian offers the one-year Sign Language Interpreter program for the first time.

The Security Internship program, a paid work-experience project for recent graduates of Cambrian's Law and Security, or Corrections programs, is offered.
December
The School of Hospitality and Tourism partners with Cambrian's Anishnaabe Studies Division to develop the Native Cook Apprenticeship program. This is the first credit program of its kind to be offered in Canada.
 1997
March
The Enterprise Centre, acting as the local recruitment coordinator for ACCESS Consultants Ltd., facilitates the recruitment of health care specialists and other professionals, for employment opportunities in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.
April
A unique partnership between Cambrian and the Canadian Hearing Society enables the Deaf to learn about the Internet. The program is entitled, Internet for the Deaf.

The Career and Employment Preparation program is launched in the Sudbury Region. Cambrian will deliver the initiative along with Collége Boréal, Sudbury Vocational Resource Centre, and YMCA Employment Services.

The Métis Nation of Ontario establishes an endowment fund at Cambrian College for Métis students.
May
Cambrian and Athabasca University sign a partnership agreement to develop specific agreements in the areas of nursing, technology, and communication arts.

Cambrian and Laurentian University sign an articulation agreement between Cambrian's Department of Physics and Astronomy and Laurentian's School of Health and Sciences and Human Services.

June
Cambrian and Laurentian University sign a program articulation agreement, providing graduates of the College's six-semester Medical Radiation Technology Diploma Program the opportunity to complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Liberal Science degree in one calendar year.

Human Resource Development Corporation (HRDC) funds the Assistive Devices project offered through the Special Needs Regional Resource Centre.

A summer camp for youths with physical and learning disabilities and for those who are blind or partially sighted is established at the Special Needs Regional Resource Centre.

Library Services acquires an electronics periodical database of more than 1,000 full-text journals containing over 4,000,000 articles. This searchable database is accessible via the Internet which translates into 24-hour access to the library for the entire College community. Cambrian's Health Science programs move from Regent Street to the Barrydowne Campus.
September
Network North and Cambrian partner to offer the College's first Adaptive Horticulture program for individuals with mental disabilities.
October
Falconbridge Limited pledges $360,000 to the Special Needs Regional Resource Centre. The Sudbury Mine Mill and Smelter Workers CAW-TCA - Local 598 pledge $10,000 and the USWA Local 6855 O.C.T. pledge $3,000 on behalf of their respective members.

Advisory Councils are established for the Espanola and Manitoulin Island campuses to provide a governance role on the present and future directions of the two campuses. The councils will provide input and recommendations in the areas of programming and community partnerships.

November
Laurentian University and Cambrian renew a five-year Agreement for Partnership and Collaboration in Higher Education.

The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology Inc. (NORCAT) holds the official opening of its Underground Centre, located in Onaping, Ontario.

NORCAT joins 500 organizations and the Prime Minister of Canada in a trade mission to Latin America.
 1998
February
Cambrian's Special Needs Regional Resource Centre is renamed The Glenn Crombie Centre in honour of retiring President Glenn Crombie.
March
Cambrian and the Seethi Sahib Memorial Polytechnic in Tirur, Kerala, India, enter a formal partnership with the signing of a memorandum of understanding.
April
Dr. Frank G. Marsh is appointed Cambrian College's third President on April 1.

A partnership is announced between the Trillium Centre, the Sudbury Regional Police force, the Town of Rayside-Balfour, and Cambrian College to pursue the development of a Northern Ontario Police Academy for Advanced Training (NOPAAT).

June
A new collaboration between Cambrian College and Inco Limited provides students in the College’s Electronics Engineering Technology program with access to Inco’s state-of-the-art equipment through practical training at the comp’s electrical labs.

The Métis Nation of Ontario pledges $100,000 to the existing Métis Nation of Ontario Scholarship Fund at Cambrian College.

July
Cambrian and the community of Espanola partner to offer public access to the Internet at the Espanola Campus through the eCAP project.

Cambrian College and the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland sign a collaborative agreement that enables Cambrian technology graduates to pursue studies towards a Bachelor of Technology degree offered through Memorial University.

August
Inco Limited and Cambrian enter a three-year partnership that sees the operating responsibilities for Inco's Records Centre shift to Cambrian. Students enrolled in the College's Records and Information Management Technology program will participate in the operation of the Centre.
October
The Honourable Hilary Weston, Ontario's Lieutenant Governor, visits The Glenn Crombie Centre. During her visit, the first Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteer Award is presented to Marjorie McCann, a volunteer at the Centre.

NORCAT's 32,000-square-foot facility is officially opened by the Honourable Chris Hodgson, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the Northern Heritage Fund Corporation, on October 23.

 1999
January
The College launches Cambrian Club 2000, an endowment fund that will provide Entrance Scholarships for the next millennium.
February
Cambrian and l'Hôpital régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital partner to provide educational and training opportunities in the North, to promote internationalization, and to lend expertise to local and world development.
March
The College partners with Coca-Cola Bottling Ltd. to provide scholarships, activity support, and employment opportunities for Cambrian students. The ten-year agreement gives Coca-Cola product exclusivity on campus and supports the College's focus on developing partnerships with the private sector that provide tangible benefits for students.
July
NORCAT and SpaceDev Inc. partner on space technology development. The two agree to collaborate on proof-of-concept development of selected space technologies applicable to SpaceDev's long-range strategy of conducting commercial deep-space resource assessment and utilization missions. SpaceDev Inc. is the world's first commercial space exploration and development company.

Cambrian is designated a Cisco Regional Academy. As such, Cambrian is responsible for delivering the Cisco Program, for promoting and supporting the establishment of Local Academies at high schools, and for teaching Local Academy teachers who will oversee programs under their jurisdiction. Cisco Systems Canada is the world's leading networking company.

Chapters Campus Bookstores take over the management and operation of the College's bookstore. The agreement encompasses extensive renovations to the facility and support for students through part-time employment opportunities and scholarships. Chapters Inc., a Canadian company, is the largest book retailer in Canada and the third largest in North America, operating bookstores in all provinces in Canada.

September
Cambrian and Mount Royal College sign an articulation agreement that enables Cambrian Journalism and Public Relations graduates to complete Mount Royal's Bachelor of Applied Communications degree in two years and one year, respectively.
November
Svedala Process Technology, a division of Svedala Industries Canada Inc. donates mining software to the College. The computer-based training package is to be used in lab settings to train technology students in grinding and flotation concepts and principles currently at work in operating mills.
November
A media conference is held to mark the unveiling of a Steel Construction Teaching Aid that will be used by students in the Civil Engineering and Welder Fabricator programs. The four-meter-high teaching aid is donated to the College by Noront Steel Limited, under the auspices of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.

Laurentian University and four Northern colleges – Cambrian, Northern, Sault, and Boréal – announce the signing of agreements that enable each institution to deliver Laurentian's Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree to students in Northern Ontario and beyond.

 2000
January
Carlson Wagonlit/Seven Seas Travel partners with Cambrian in the operation of the College's travel lab.
February
Cambrian receives $14.84 million in funding for its SuperBuild project from the Ontario Government. The $25.58 million project, which includes about $9 million from industry partners, addresses a number of key areas including: enhanced trades programs and industry needs for technologically astute trades people; applied research in the areas of wildlife restoration, eco-tourism, electronic control applications in harsh environments, industrial automation, and virtual learning; and space requirements for the double cohort of students expected in 2003.
May
A bursary endowment fund of $2.24 million is established as a result of the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund Program (OSOTF), a dollar for dollar matching program. Cambrian students will be the benefactors of the endowment fund in perpetuity
June
A sod-turning ceremony marks the official launch of the SuperBuild initiative. Cambrian President Dr. Frank Marsh, Tim Hudak, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, and Trevor Coursol, student representative on Cambrian's Board of Governors, take part in the official ceremony.

Cambrian's front entrance is redesigned and freshened to reflect a brighter, more client-friendly environment. Enhancements to the Student Court area include a new InfoCentre and Student Kiosk.

September
The first Cambrian College/NORCAT Innovation Award is presented at the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards event to BESTECH Engineering.
 2001
January
Cambrian College and Beijing Concord College of Sino-Canada sign an agreement to provide educational opportunities for Chinese students both at Cambrian's Sudbury campus and in Beijing.
February
Cambrian College and Laurentian University/Huntington University sign an articulation agreement that enhances and encourages educational mobility between Cambrian's Social Service Worker – Gerontology program and the Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology program at Huntington.

The Trillium Award for Excellence for College Web Design is presented to Cambrian College at the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology's annual College Committee on Advancement Conference.

March
The Provincial Elk Restoration Committee, in cooperation with Cambrian College and its public and private sector partners, announce a two-year project to track calves and gather information on birth and death rates, birthing sites, and predators on the elk population, as part of its goal to reintroduce elk into the Northern Ontario wilderness.
April
Cambrian announces a $300,000 contribution by Domtar Inc. to the College's eDome (Electronic Delivery of Modular Education) – a circular, high-tech, facility that is part of the College's 121,000-square foot SuperBuild initiative.
August
Cambrian President Dr. Frank Marsh, Minister of Northern Development and Mines Dan Newman, Past Board Chair Ron MacDonald, and Students' Administrative Council President Luc Lafontaine officiate at a ceremony to open 27,000 square feet of new space over The Glenn Crombie Centre. Also part of the SuperBuild initiative, this new space provides a focus for health care, graphic design, computer technology, academic assessment, and e-commerce education and development.
September
Cambrian, in conjunction with the ALERTech Board, announces a major contribution to ALERTech (Academy of Leading Emergency Response Technologies) by Falconbridge Limited and unveils plans for the fire training tower that will be built at the Trillium Centre. ALERTech, a fire training facility for firefighters, Cambrian students, and private sector personnel, operates under a Board of Directors consisting of representation from the City of Greater Sudbury Fire Services, Cambrian College, Inco Ltd., and Falconbridge Ltd.
October
A media conference is held to reinforce partnership agreements between Cambrian College and each of the four school boards aimed at providing students with the skills and education necessary for today's job market. The event highlights the Cop-op + Program that offers students an opportunity to combine their high school learning with apprenticeship training at the College.
November
The Glenn Crombie Center launches the Adaptive Technology Access for Northern Youth With Disabilities Project. Partners in the project include Cambrian College; the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation through the Ontario Trillium Foundation; Human Resources Development Canada, through the Office of Learning Technologies; the Easter Seal Society; and Absolute Abilities. This project supports students, peer mentors, and educators at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board and the Rainbow District School Board in using adaptive software to better prepare for postsecondary opportunities.

Cambrian College and Laurentian University/Huntington University introduce a new inter-institutional program that enables students to pursue the four-year Laurentian University Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies degree either through Cambrian's Public Relations, Advertising or Journalism programs or through Laurentian/Huntington's Bachelor of Arts program.

December
Cambrian officially opens an office in Pollachi, India, and a campus in Mumbai, India, which becomes the College's first overseas campus.
 2002
January
Further enhancements to the Student Court area are unveiled, including an Internet café, a newly-located Tim Horton's, and renovations to the Registrar's office to facilitate access to Facilities Management through a one-stop shop concept.
March
At a media conference, Cambrian's Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) unveils CanaDrill, a prototype drill developed for potential use on a future Mars mission as part of a feasibility study done for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Marc Garneau, Canadian Space Agency president and three-time space shuttle explorer, is a special guest at the event.
April
Colonel Chris A. Hadfield, Canada's first man to walk in space, is at the College to speak to students in Cambrian's School of Science, Skills and Technology about "The Future of Robotic Technology in Canada."
May
Cambrian College receives the prestigious Chair's Award from the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. Presented at the Chamber's 2002 Business Excellence Awards gala, the Award recognizes significant impact on the community and involvement in business and/or professional associations and community service.

Cambrian´s Interim President Ivan Filion and Ari Orelma, Vice President Academic, Lahden Ammattikorkeakoulu-Lahti Polytechnic, Finland, sign a memorandum of understanding aimed at fostering and developing a cooperative relationship between the two institutions. The signing takes place during Cambrian's Passport to Finland conference.

June
St. Joseph's Health Centre, Cambrian College, College Boréal, and Laurentian University sign a collaboration agreement aimed at enhancing the lives of those who visit, work, and live at St. Joseph's Villa, the new 128-bed long-term care facility being built on South Bay Road in Sudbury. The partners will work together to develop collaborative strategies to support new and innovative educational programming at the facility, including student placement and clinical practice.

Sylvia Barnard, former Vice President Academic at Georgian College, is appointed Cambrian College's fourth President.

October
A self-employment initiative for people with disabilities is launched at Cambrian. The project, Exploring Self Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities, was developed in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), Pullen & Associates, the Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC), RBC Royal Bank, and Cambrian College through The Glenn Crombie Centre for disability services.
November
Cambrian receives an Yves Landry Foundation Award in the Outstanding Technical Co-operative Education Program category at the annual STARS Gala in Toronto. The Yves Landry Awards recognize the achievements of Canadian colleges, universities, and high schools and are presented to those educational institutions which best demonstrate technological innovation, creativity, and excellence in their programs.
 2003
February
Cambrian receives a Premier's Award, an ACAATO Award, and a Trillium Award at college conferences in Toronto. Premier Ernie Eves presents Martin Bayer, Cambrian Alumnus and Vice Chair of the Board, with the Premier's Award in the Business category; Inco Limited and Cambrian College accept the 2003 ACAATO Partnership Award; Linda Wilson, Director of Marketing and Institutional Relations, receives a Trillium Award of Excellence in the Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Initiative in Advancement of the Ontario College System category.

At a media conference held in Cambrian's eDome, the Honourable Andy Mitchell, Secretary of State for Rural Development and FedNor announces a $13.3 million investment in a variety of projects that promote and strengthen Canada's innovation strategy in Northern Ontario. Cambrian's eDome, receives $626,720, and NORCAT receives $168,137.

Cambrian's Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) receives $2.36 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to enhance its innovation, training, and product development initiatives.
March
The Sudbury Business and Professional Women's Club honours six women for their role and influence in the community at its annual dinner. Among the honourees is Sonia Del Missier, Vice President, Academic, who is recognized for excellence in education.
April
At a media conference at Cambrian, the United Way announces that Sylvia Barnard, Cambrian College President, Giscle Chrétien, Colloge Boréal President; and Judith Woodsworth, Laurentian University President, are the new co-chairs for the 2003 United Way/Centraide Campaign.
May
Jean-Guy Robichaud, a professor in Cambrian's Hospitality programs, is the 2003 recipient of the Glenn Crombie Memorial Award. The Award is given out annually by the provincial College Committee on Disability Issues to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to students with disabilities and/or to the field of disability services in the Ontario Community College system.

Cambrian College President Sylvia Barnard and Algoma University College President Dr. Celia Ross sign an advanced standing agreement that enhances and encourages educational mobility between a number of Cambrian's diploma programs and a number of Algoma's degree programs.

June
Cambrian officially opens its $25.5 million, 121,000-square-foot SuperBuild project. The expansion provides Cambrian students with access to some of the most sophisticated programming in the skilled trades and in the information technology, health care, electrical and electronic fields in Ontario.
July
The provincial government invests $409,800 in an innovative e-learning initiative that will allow Cambrian College to deliver its training services via the Internet. Funding will assist in the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment for College’s eDome.
August
Cambrian and Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute sign an agreement for Partnership and Collaboration in Higher Education through Community-Based Delivery. The partnership provides enhanced educational opportunities to First Nations people and encourages excellence in the development and delivery of postsecondary education training programs.
October
Cambrian College becomes a certified Microsoft IT Academy, enabling the College to offer the official Microsoft curriculum. As a Microsoft IT Academy, Cambrian can prepare students for certification on Microsoft advanced technologies and for careers as professionals in the IT field.

Cambrian College becomes the only college in Ontario approved by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) to teach the Ontario Third Class Operating Engineer syllabus and one of few colleges in Ontario officially approved to teach the Ontario Fourth Class Operating Engineer syllabus.

November
Cambrian College is awarded the Minister's Award for Excellence in recognition of its commitment to excellence and for its efforts to continuously improve the services it delivers through its Job Connect program.
 2004
January
Cambrian College President Sylvia Barnard and Laurentian University President Judith Woodsworth sign a number of articulation agreements. These agreements include the renewal of the global Agreement for Partnership and Collaboration in Higher Education; the renewal of an agreement between Laurentian's School of Human Kinetics and Cambrian's Physical Fitness and Leisure Management program; the renewal of an agreement between Laurentian's School of Commerce and Administration and Cambrian's Business Administration and Business Administration - Accounting programs; and the signing of a new agreement between Laurentian's School of Human Kinetics and Cambrian's Nature-Based Adventure Tourism program.
February
The Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario (ACAATO) presents to both Ron MacDonald, a past Chair and a past member of Cambrian's Board of Governors, and Susan Alcorn MacKay, Director of The Glenn Crombie Centre for disability services, with a 2004 ACAATO Award. MacDonald receives the Community Volunteer Award and Alcorn MacKay receives the Distinguished Service Award.
March
Cambrian's Civil Engineering Technology program is provincially accredited by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) and nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

Cambrian College's Dental Hygiene program is honoured with an Oral-B Health Promotion Award in the Dental Hygiene School category. The awards program, which is sponsored by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) and Oral-B Laboratories, is designed to encourage hygienists to promote oral health in their communities, particularly during National Dental Hygienists Week.

April
Cambrian College and Royal Host Hotels and Resorts sign a memorandum of understanding that provides first-year Hospitality students with access to summer employment and that enhances career opportunities for graduates of Cambrian's Hotel and Restaurant Management program.

Cambrian College and the University College of the Cariboo (UCC) sign an agreement that facilitates educational mobility and enhances credentials for graduates of Cambrian's Nature-Based Adventure Tourism (NBAT) program. The agreement formally recognizes credits from Cambrian's Nature-Based Adventure Tourism program and provides an opportunity for graduates to obtain a Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTM) degree in two years at the University College of the Cariboo, in Kamloops, British Columbia.

May
Cambrian College and Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, sign two agreements that facilitate student mobility between the institutions and enhance credentials for graduates of Cambrian's Civil Engineering Technology program.
July
Elizabeth (Betty) Freelandt, Cambrian's Vice President, Student Services and Strategic Initiatives, is named the 2004 recipient of the Distinguished Administrator Award by the Ontario College Administrative Staff Association (OCASA).
September
Cambrian’s new 17,600-square-foot Student Centre officially opens. The Centre, which is funded and operated by Cambrian students, is a focus for student study activities, a venue for refreshments and entertainment, and an environment where staff and students can interact.
October
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) announces $750,000 in funding to assist in the establishment of the Northern Ontario Assessment and Resource Centre (NOARC), which will be housed in The Glenn Crombie Centre at Cambrian College. Established by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the Centre, through a consortium of eleven northern colleges and universities, provides Northern Ontario postsecondary students who have learning disabilities with high-quality, timely, psycho-educational assessments and support.
December
Cambrian College and the Anishinabek Educational Institute at Nipissing First Nation sign a four-year agreement reinforcing their on-going partnership. The agreement enables both Cambrian and the Anishinabek Educational Institute to ensure that First Nations students have access to programs and services designed to meet their unique educational needs and aspirations.
 2005
March

Susan Alcorn MacKay, Director of Disability Services at Cambrian's Glenn Crombie Centre, is honoured with the 2005 OCASA Doug Light Award for Administrative Excellence by the Ontario College Administrative Staff Association (OCASA).

Tyler Charlebois, Cambrian Students' Administrative Council President, receives the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario (ACAATO) Student Leadership Award.

April
Cambrian College receives $6 million for the support and expansion of its Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program, as part of the Province of Ontario’s $37 million investment in Ontario’s apprenticeship system.
May
Cambrian College receives over $3.4 million from the Provincial Government for facilities renewal, modernizing college equipment, and apprenticeship enhancement, as part of the Province’s local college and university education investment.
July
Cambrian College is the first college in Canada to take part in Let’s Talk Science, a national program aimed at improving Science literacy and encouraging youth to consider a career in the science, technology, and engineering fields. In collaboration with the Rainbow District School Board, Cambrian’s Let’s Talk Science volunteers will help elementary school students participate in science-based activities and experiments. Cambrian joins the more than 19 Canadian universities that participate in this national program.
September
Cambrian College President Sylvia Barnard and Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) Christopher Madden from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, sign an advanced standing agreement that will facilitate student mobility between the institutions and will enhance the credentials for graduates of Cambrian’s diploma, graduate, and applied baccalaureate degree programs.

Cambrian College and the Universidad Contemporánea, located in Querétaro, Mexico, signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at encouraging, exploring, and promoting opportunities for collaboration with respect to faculty and student exchanges, delivery of programs, language instruction, and international credentialing.

Cambrian College President Sylvia Barnard and Northern College President Michael Hill sign a memorandum of understanding for the development of a Federated School of Mines. The Federated School of Mines will connect postsecondary institutions with an ultimate goal of attracting people to the North, strengthening communities through access to education and training, encouraging learners to stay in Northern Ontario, and assisting the industry in changing its image and meeting its labour force and other developmental needs.

Cambrian College’s Law and Security Administration program receives national accreditation from the Canadian Security Certification Authority (CSCA). The accreditation enables Cambrian to provide students in the curriculum with support for the learning objectives and requirements of the Canadian Security Certification Authority.

November
The Northern Ontario Assessment and Resource Centre (NOARC), a consortium of northern college and universities that is headquartered at Cambrian College, announces the development of French-language versions of standard testing and assessment tools and a training program that will enable up to 2,500 psychological and education professionals in Ontario who assess French-language students for learning disabilities to train online through (NOARC). The project is supported by $3 million in funding from the Provincial Government through the Learning Opportunities Task Force. The new tools and training will allow professionals to identify learning disabilities and recommend support services to French-language students.

Cambrian College, as part of a partnership among provincial and federal governments, Northern community colleges, Union Gas, and other private and public sector partners, invests $100,000 to develop its Learning Opportunities for Youth initiative. The project will enable secondary school students from communities across Northeastern Ontario to participate in both secondary school and college level programs concurrently. The project is supported by a NOHFC contribution of $380,00, a FedNor contribution of $320,000, and a Union Gas investment of $240,000.

 2006
January
Cambrian College and Northern College, founding partners of the initiative to develop a Federated School of Mines, host an agreement-signing ceremony that expands the educational partnership to include North Bay's Canadore College, Thunder Bay's Confederation College, and Sudbury's College Boréal and Laurentian University.
February
Cambrian College receives an Honourable Mention in the Electronic Newsletter category at the 2006 Trillium Awards. The Award was presented during the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology's annual College Committee on Advancement Conference held in Sudbury.

The Northern Ontario Assessment and Resource Centre (NOARC), located at Cambrian College, is officially opened. NOARC is a consortium of northern colleges and universities that provides assessment services for postsecondary students with learning disabilities.

For the first time, the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario (ACAATO) annual conference and Premier's Award ceremony is held in Sudbury. Cambrian College hosts the ACAATO conference closing banquet and the Premier's Awards at the College's Barrydowne campus. At the conference, Cheri Corbiere, President of the Cambrian Native Student's Association (CNSA), receives the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario (ACAATO) Student Innovation Award.
March
Cambrian College and the Electrical and Utilities Safety Association of Ontario sign an agreement that will form the basis for the development of a Powerline Technician program at Cambrian College.

Cambrian College's Glenn Crombie Centre for disability services is honoured with the Education Award at the third annual Community Builders Awards of Excellence ceremony in Sudbury, hosted by the Laurentian Media Group.

Ryan Rows and Kathryn Bobbie, members of Cambrian’s Golden Shield varsity badminton team, win a bronze medal in the mixed doubles category at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) badminton championships.
May
Cambrian President Sylvia Barnard, on behalf of the Federated School of Mines, signs an agreement with the State of Tocantins in Brazil and UNITINS University that is aimed at fostering educational, cultural, and business relations.

Cambrian College receives more than $1 million from the provincial government to deliver workshops and provide one-on-one employment services to area youth through its Job Connect program, and over $460,244 for the creation of apprenticeship seats at the College. Rick Bartolucci, Northern Development and Mines Minister makes the funding announcement on behalf of the province.

Jennifer Cawley-Caruso, a professor in the Child and Youth Worker program at Cambrian College, is the 2006 recipient of the Glenn Crombie Memorial Award. The Award is given out annually by the provincial College Committee on Disability Issues to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to students with disabilities and/or to the field of disability services in the Ontario Community College system.
September
George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, along with representatives from Cambrian College, officially open Cambrian's Nursing Simulation Lab. The Lab provides a learning environment in which students can learn, practice, and hone their sills on anatomically-correct, computer-run mannequins. The Lab, which simulates a hospital ward environment, also includes emergency care apparatus and a medical database management system similar to that used in the Sudbury Regional Hospital.

Cambrian College's Paramedic program and its Advanced Care Paramedic program receive national accreditation from the Canadian Medical Association, making Cambrian among a select few community colleges in Ontario to receive this distinction.

November
Cambrian receives funding to deliver mining-related training in Tanzania from the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The funding will be used to help build the capacity of the Mwanza Regional Vocational Training Centre in Tanzania to deliver mining-related training and programs to help meet the shortage of trained personnel in the minerals sector in Tanzania.
December
Cambrian College and Charles Sturt University in Australia sign an agreement that will enable graduates of Cambrian's Software Engineering Technology, Paramedic, and Advanced Care Paramedic programs to add a degree to their credentials through on-campus or distance learning.
 2007
January
Cambrian College's Medical Laboratory Technology program receives national accreditation from the Canadian Medical Association. The accreditation acknowledges that the program has met national standards for this particular health science profession and that the program effectively prepares graduates to contribute to quality health care in Canada.

Les Lisk, Chair of the Steering Committee for the Sustainable Energy Centre of Excellence at Cambrian College, and long-time local educator, receives the William G. Davis Community Volunteer Award from The Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario (ACAATO).

Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announces that Cambrian College will receive $655,000 from the Province of Ontario for energy efficiency projects. In addition, he announces that Cambrian will receive $413,290 in facilities renewal funding to upgrade essential infrastructure.
March
Cambrian College and Laurentian University sign an agreement to increase mining-related training and education possibilities in Northern Ontario. The agreement enables graduates of Cambrian College's three-year Geological Engineering Technology program to obtain a B.Sc. degree in Earth Sciences by pursuing two years of additional studies at Laurentian University.

Cambrian College receives $50,000 from the Ontario government through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). The funds will be put toward the first phase of Cambrian's plan to establish a Sustainable Energy Centre at the College's Barrydowne campus. Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci also announces $2.6 million in provincial funding that will be used to enhance Cambrian's labs and shops, to repair buildings, and to convert the existing library into a new state-of-the-art Learning Commons.

May
Cheri Corbiere, President of the Cambrian Native Student's Association (CNSA), and a student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, receives the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) Student Leadership Excellence Award.
August
Cambrian College's Sustainable Energy Centre and the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) receives funding support from the Provincial Government through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. NORCAT receives $1.5 million to support construction of a 40,000-square foot innovation and commercialization park and the College receives $1 million for the establishment of a Sustainable Energy Centre.
September
The Wabnode Institute flag is officially raised at Cambrian College's Barrydowne campus on September 13. The raising of the flag reinforces Cambrian's longstanding relationship with the Anishnaabe community and highlights the presence and contributions of the Anishnaabe people at Cambrian College.
October
Cambrian College's Wabnode Institute holds a traditional Aboriginal Blanket Awakening ceremony using distance technology, the first time such an event is held in Canada using this technology
November
The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health and Minster for FedNor, announces a FedNor investment in support of Cambrian's Sustainable Energy Centre.

Cambrian President Sylvia Barnard signs a memorandum of understanding with Brazil's National Industrial Training Service - Minas Gerais Chapter (SENAI DR MG). The memorandum is aimed at fostering collaboration between the two organizations.

Mike Romaniuk, Vice-President, Sudbury Operations, Xstrata Nickel, announces a $2 million investment in Cambrian's new Sustainable Energy Centre.
 2008
January
Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announces postsecondary funding of $1.6 million that will enable Cambrian College to complete priority projects related to campus safety, energy efficiency, and improvements to campus facilities.

Cambrian College's Dental Hygiene program receives national accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. This seven-year accreditation acknowledges that the program has met national educational standards for dental hygiene and that it effectively prepares graduates for careers in the profession.

February
Cambrian College and the Greater Sudbury Police Service announce details of a partnership that will see the establishment of a Greater Sudbury Police Service satellite office at Cambrian College's Barrydowne campus.
March
Cambrian College participates in a media conference to announce details of the inaugural Northern Aboriginal Festival; a Cambrian College, Laurentian University, and City of Greater Sudbury collaboration.

Cambrian College's Primary Care Paramedic program receives national accreditation from the Canadian Medical Association. The six-year accreditation acknowledges that the program has met national educational standards for this health science profession and that it effectively prepares graduates to contribute to the quality of patient care.

Cambrian College President Sylvia Barnard and Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute Executive Director Rosie Mosquito renew a partnership agreement, originally signed in 2004, that reflects the commitment of both institutions to provide enhanced educational opportunities to Aboriginal people.
April
The presidents of Confederation College (Thunder Bay), Cambrian College (Sudbury), and Northern College (Timmins), sign a college-to-college transfer agreement to create linkages among the three colleges and to promote transferability of mining credits earned at each institution.

The $2.5 million expansion of Cambrian's Library and Learning Commons is officially opened. The addition of 4,000 square feet of space, combined with the renovation that comprised the project, reflects some of the newest and most progressive directions in the evolution of the traditional library.

May
The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) receives $1 million from Xstrata Nickel for the Centre's Innovation and Commercialization Park being built on the Cambrian College grounds off Maley Drive.
June
Sylvia Barnard, President of Cambrian College, and Dr. Robert Turner, President of Sheridan College in Oakville, sign an agreement that will see Sheridan's internationally-renowned Animation program introduced to the North.
August
Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announces funding of $1 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to build a 13,900 square-foot animation studio and purchase specialized equipment
October
Cambrian College, Confederation College, and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), sign agreements that will enhance educational and clinical opportunities for students and that will meet the human resource needs of health care facilities in Northern Ontario and in Northwestern Ontario.
 2009
April
Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announces more than $8.9 million in funding from the provincial government to welcome 260 additional students into the College's six Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Programs and to enhance its trades training programs.
May
Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announces an investment of over $9 million to be used by Cambrian College to fund capital infrastructure projects designed to enhance educational opportunities for students and to help Cambrian move the economy forward.
September
Cambrian College President Sylvia Barnard and Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute Executive Director Stephanie Roy sign an Agreement for Collaboration in Higher Education through Community-Based Delivery. The agreement reflects the commitment of both Cambrian College and Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute to provide enhanced educational opportunities to Aboriginal people.
October
Cambrian President Sylvia Barnard, as Honourary Chair of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month in Sudbury, welcomes Henry Winkler to the College. Winkler speaks to students about the challenges of growing up with a learning disability, and during the “Celebrating Rising Stars” evening, Winkler provided an inspirational presentation to the Sudbury community.
November
Three Living Labs – the first phase of the College’s Xstrata Nickel Sustainable Energy Centre – are unveiled by Cambrian College President Sylvia Barnard, along with the Honourable George Smitherman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, the Honourable Rick Bartolucci, MPP for Sudbury and Minster of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and Greater Sudbury Mayor John Rodriguez.
December
Vale Inco and Cambrian College unveil the College’s new “mobile trades trailer,” the first of its kind in Northern Ontario. Vale Inco’s contribution of $2 million to the College, which was used to fund the design, development, and tooling of the mobile classroom, is acknowledged.

Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announces funding of $1,096,380 from the provincial government to be used to modernize equipment in key program areas, including the College's X-ray equipment, lead ECG defibrillators, milling machine, and teaching modules for solar and wind.

 2010
January
Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announces $261,000 in provincial government funding aimed at supporting student success. The funding will be used help generate interest in postsecondary education, and in particular, health and technology-related careers among grade 7 and 8 students in First Nations and in remote and rural communities.
April
Cambrian College and Northern College announce a partnership to enhance the delivery of trades training for First Nations students enrolled in Northern College’s Heavy Equipment Diesel Technician program through the Matachewan Aboriginal Access to Training for Mining Jobs Strategy (MAATS) project. Cambrian’s first-of-its-kind mobile trades training trailer will provide the on-site, hands-on training.
May
Vale announces a contribution of $500,000 to Cambrian College to fund outreach, recruitment, and educational initiatives aimed at supporting Aboriginal students in their exploration of and transition into postsecondary programs.
June
Cambrian College receives a $200,000 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to undertake three projects in the areas of environmental monitoring and impact assessment and energy systems technologies. The projects will be completed over two years.
August
Construction of the Xstrata Nickel Sustainable Energy Centre begins. A formal ground-breaking ceremony is held on the site. Funding partners Xstrata Nickel, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, and FedNor as well as members of the Cambrian College community participate in the event.

The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, visits Cambrian College as part of his tour of Sudbury during the 2010 Ontario Summer Games. Cambrian College hosts volleyball and archery events for the 2010 Ontario Summers Games and houses 800 athletes in its residences.

September
Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announces a contribution of $376,400 from the provincial government for trades training and equipment for Cambrian College’s new mobile training trailer.
October
Cambrian College and the Wabnode Centre for Aboriginal Services launch “Earth Series,” an initiative aimed at developing awareness of the many career opportunities in mining for Aboriginal youth. The career resource material, which was developed by Cambrian College with support from the Ontario Mineral Industry Cluster Council (OMICC), FedNor, and the mining industry, provides both printed and web-based information on 85 careers.
 2011
January
Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announces an investment of over $4.7 million towards the expansion of apprenticeship training at Cambrian College. The provincial government funding will be used to upgrade trades training equipment and shop facilities.
June
Consulting and engineering company Stantec Ltd. donates $50,000 to Cambrian College for scholarships that will aid in the development of future mining technicians and technologists.
October
Cambrian College’s Mining program receives a five-year renewal of it national accreditation. Cambrian is one of two in colleges Canada to hold that program distinction.

Cambrian officially helps to open the Brampton campus of Hanson International Academy, a postsecondary partner that delivers programs for international students on behalf of Cambrian College.

The Rainbow District School Board opens Barrydowne College, an alternative secondary school located at Cambrian that is designed to re-engage young people who were not successful in a traditional high school setting.
November
Laurentian University and Cambrian College sign agreements that enable students to fast-track the completion of diplomas and degrees in specific programs, gain additional education and skills, and enhance their career opportunities. The signing includes an over-arching agreement that guides the relationship between the two institutions, the renewal of the Communication and Fine Arts agreements, and the signing of a new Labour Studies agreement
December
Cambrian launches a virtual tour on its website that enables students worldwide to explore Cambrian and the places that they will be learning and living.
 2012
February
Cambrian College opens the Xstrata Sustainable Energy Centre, an innovative facility for leading-edge applied research and education in environmental remediation and sustainability and other research areas benefiting small- to medium-sized business.
June
Cambrian launches several new programs, including its’ Information Systems Business Analyst program, designed to strengthen the credentials of information technology workers, and the Carpentry Renovation Techniques program, for those looking to gain new skills in the renovation industry.
September
Cambrian’s “Silence Isn’t Consent” program is introduced − a thought-provoking campaign aimed at raising awareness and preventing incidents of sexual assault.

The Material Handling Circuit, a $940,000 trades training apparatus, is officially opened by with assistance from local dignitaries, including Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci. The Circuit gives students in Cambrian’s Industrial Mechanical Millwright program the opportunity to install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain industrial equipment typically found in the mining, refining, forestry and manufacturing sectors. Construction of the Circuit was supported by funding from the Ontario Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund.

 2013
February
Cambrian College’s Xstrata Nickel Sustainable Energy Centre (SEC) is given a LEED® Gold certification, becoming the second building in Greater Sudbury to receive the prestigious environmental certification. LEED Gold buildings are scored in six key areas, including sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, material selection, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design.

Cambrian College and the five other northern Ontario community colleges sign an agreement to enhance inter-college collaboration in support of learners across the region. The agreement is aimed at developing synergies across the six institutions to better meet economic, social, and industry needs; maximizing opportunities for learners; and advocating for the North with a stronger voice. Cambrian College receives $208,131 from Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci through the government’s Pre-Apprenticeship Training program. Through its partnership with Gezhtoojig Employment & Training, Cambrian will help individuals develop trade-specific knowledge, job skills, employment experience, and the potential to start an apprenticeship in carpentry

April
Cambrian opens its new 1,200 square-foot Open Studio, a vital new artistic space in Sudbury’s downtown. The Studio will bring artists together to collaborate and inspire one another and will be a venue for events such as alumni gatherings, student exhibitions and art shows.

Cambrian College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) announce an agreement that furthers their shared commitment to lifelong learning and seamless education. The agreement creates 12 new pathways for graduates of Cambrian’s two- and three-year diploma programs, which will enable them to complete a university degree related to their academic and practical experience in a shorter period of time.

May
Construction of a Sacred Fire Arbour on the grounds of Cambrian culminates with the lighting of the Sacred Fire during a traditional ceremony. The Arbour, which is a venue for healing the mind, body, and spirit, and a doorway to communicate with the spirit world, will be used for cultural gatherings, ceremonies, prayers, teachings, and workshops
June
Cambrian’s English for Academic Purposes program, which provides students with essential language skills and immersion into Canadian culture, receives accreditation by Languages Canada. The accreditation enhances Cambrian’s ability to recruit international students.

Students in Cambrian’s Child and Youth Worker program are the first in Canada to be earning a college diploma that is nationally accredited by the Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board (CYCEAB).

July
Peter Lawlor assumes the leadership of Cambrian College as Cambrian’s fifth President. The former Dean of Trades at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton brings extensive leadership and business experience to his new role.
August
Cambrian officially opens a state-of-the-art simulation lab for its Personal Support Worker program. The lab was constructed thanks to $107,000 in funding the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the SIM-one Ontario Simulation Network.
 
 
 
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