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Laurentian University of Sudbury

Laurentian University of Sudbury

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2006

Laurentian University of Sudbury

Photo from Google Maps ©2011 Google - Posted February, 2011

Laurentian University of Sudbury

Photo by contributor Ian Ericksen - Posted July, 2006

Plaque Location

The City of Greater Sudbury
Through the entranceway to the R.D. Parker Building
at Laurentian University beside the 4 flagpoles
on Ramsey Lake Road at University Road


Coordinates: N 46 27.974 W 80 58.471

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Plaque Text

On petition of the University of Sudbury, the United Church of Canada and the Anglican Diocese of Algoma, supported by prominent citizens, this non-denominational, bilingual institution of higher learning was incorporated in 1960. Higher education in Northern Ontario had its origins in Sacred Heart College, founded in 1913 by the Society of Jesus, which as the University of Sudbury first exercised its degree-granting powers in 1957. Such powers, except in theology, were suspended in 1960 when both the University of Sudbury (Roman Catholic) and the newly incorporated Huntington University (United Church) federated with Laurentian University, which awarded its first degrees in 1961. In 1963, Thorneloe University (Anglican), incorporated in 1961, joined the federation.

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