Students in Collège Boréal’s natural resources programs have a permanent exhibit inside the Minshall Museum, a half-million-dollar wildlife display of animals hunted throughout Africa and North America. The collection was donated by the Minshall family, in honour of Aubrey Minshall, a hunter who believed that ecotourism and legal hunting are critical for wildlife preservation.
Ideal for students who want access to Canada’s bilingual labour market, Collège Boréal is a francophone college specializing in the trades, health sciences, culinary arts and environmental technologies. The Ontario college has campuses in Hearst, Kapuskasing, New Liskeard, Nipissing, Sudbury and Timmins, and has recently opened a new campus in the heart of Toronto. Its main campus is in Sudbury. The college has one of the highest graduation and graduate satisfaction rates in the province.
The college splits its studies into five distinct schools: business and community services, advancement, arts, health sciences, and trades and applied technology. Students can opt for a wide range of diplomas, certificates, apprenticeships, bachelor’s degrees, academic upgrading, continuing education, and university transfer programs.
Opportunities to apply learning abound at Collège Boréal. Culinary students cook up gourmet meals at the Au pied du rocher restaurant. Meanwhile, students in programs like natural resources, environmental planning, forestry, and even geology work to increase Sudbury’s biodiversity via the Xstrata Nickel Biodiversity Applied Research Centre.
First Nations students can access academic and cultural support services, work stations, a seminar room and lounge space through the Louis-Riel Centre, located at the main Sudbury campus.