HAILEYBURY, ON: Students at Northern College’s Haileybury Campus now have access to exciting new housing options, thanks to the newly-completed Haileybury Campus Student Residence. Northern held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the residence today.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony kicked-off with a welcome song performed by local Elder and grandmother Marilyn Chevrier-Wills and a group of drummers. Following the ceremony, refreshments were served in the campus cafeteria.
Representatives from the City of Temiskaming Shores, including Mayor Carman Kidd, and Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP John Vanthof attended the event. They were joined by Northern College President Fred Gibbons; Vice-President, Finance, Administration and Indigenous Services Mike Baker; Board of Governors Chair George Kemp; and board member Alan Spacek.
“We are delighted with the new Haileybury Campus Residence,” says Fred Gibbons, President of Northern College. “Since opening our Veterinary Sciences Centre, we’ve seen significant growth in the number of students we serve from outside the Temiskaming Shores area. Our new residence will help ensure that all of our students have access to comfortable, affordable and safe accommodations.”
The new four-storey residence features 16 apartment-style units, with a total capacity of 64 residents. Each unit includes a kitchen with eat-in dining area, living room and two bathrooms. Attendees of the ribbon-cutting ceremony were able to tour the facility.
While today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the official opening of the Haileybury Campus Residence, the first group of student residents have already moved in. The residence opened its doors to students in early September, at the start of the 2015 – 2016 academic year.
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