Cambrian College

Cambrian College

Cambrian College is a college of applied arts and technology. Established in 1967, and funded by the province of Ontario, Cambrian has campuses in Sudbury, Espanola and Little Current. Cambrian works in partnership with school boards, training institutes, universities, and other institutions locally, nationally and internationally in order to provide additional educational opportunities and to share expertise and resources.

These include: Laurentian University, Northwood University, Lake Superior State University, Athabasca University, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, Open University, Mount Royal College, Ryerson University, Griffith University, McMaster University, Royal Roads University, Lakehead University, BaySAIT Polytechnic, Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS. Cambrian’s commitment to its many communities is evidenced by the Wabnode Institute, the college’s centre for the advancement of First Nations education, and by its status as a leader in meeting the needs of persons with disabilities.

The largest college in Northern Ontario, Cambrian College has over 4,400 full-time students and close to 90 full-time programs, a number of which are uniquely suited to the academic and employment aspirations of First Nations people. An additional 9,000 registrations are taken annually for part-time personal, professional and human resources development courses, workshops and seminars.


Cambrian College is a fully-accredited and publicly- funded community college functioning under the direction of the provincial Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Cambrian College is proud of once again made it in the list of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges, as determined by Research Infosource. Cambrian is ranked #36 on the list, up one from last year’s ranking.

It is the only college in Northern Ontario to make the list. The hub of research activity at Cambrian is Cambrian Innovates, the applied research arm of the College, and the Northern Ontario Assessment and Resource Centre (NOARC), a consortium formed by the region’s 11 colleges and universities.

Why Choose Cambrian College

Based inside the College’s Glencore Centre for Innovation, partners have access to more than 350 highly-skilled staff and faculty, as well as students from more than 80 programs. Cambrian Innovates’ research focus includes the mining supply and services sector, specifically process improvements and prototype development, building materials science and testing, and mine ventilation. NOARC researches how to help individuals with learning disabilities and associated disorders thrive academically.

Past research projects include teaching students with mental illness, mental illness in Ontario’s college student population and how Ontario’s postsecondary graduates with learning disabilities fare in the workplace. Cambrian Innovates uses the expertise of Cambrian College’s most talented professors to solve problems presented by industry partners. Cambrian Innovates provides its partners with market-ready solutions.

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