Published: January 25, 2017
BY JENNIFER PARSONS
More than twenty students and community partners visited the Confederation College Red Lake Campus on Jan. 18 in honour of the school’s 50th anniversary.
Hosting an open house for the community, visitors were offered a chance to join in the celebrations that included snacks, draws and a fun photo frame.
“Through Confederation College’s willingness to explore non-traditional instructional tools and methods, and through partnerships which have permitted the use of innovative technologies, we have successfully overcome the geographical barriers to education in our region,” Laura Christie, Director of the Red Lake Campus.
Christie notes enrollment at the regional campus has grown since the fall semester and will be soon launching dual credit initiatives in wellness and mining programs.
The main campus in Thunder Bay and all eight regional campuses have hosted their own launch events since January 11. In addition, 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of all colleges in Ontario, so Confederation joins its 23 fellow institutions in recognizing the overall impact of the college system this year. The Red Lake Campus was officially opened in 2011 and has had two locations in the district.
“Confederation College has a rich history of supporting learners in northwestern Ontario and we are very proud and excited to be celebrating our momentous 50th Anniversary year in 2017,” said President Jim Madder in a release last week. “This year will not only be one of celebration, but will help us to reflect on our history, reconnect with members of our College and broader communities, and spark conversation about our future. It is also an important opportunity to recognize the incredible support we have received from our students, employees, alumni, donors and community partners over the years. Together we have built an admirable legacy for education in northwestern Ontario.”
Alumni are encouraged to reconnect and everyone is invited to participate in the 50th Anniversary activities throughout the year, including the College’s Homecoming Weekend, presented by Tbaytel September 21-24, 2017 in Thunder Bay. For more information and to register for 50th updates, visit www.confederation50.com.
(seen here) Sandra Marshall, Katie St. Vincent, Maleeha Sami, Jennifer Derouin, Nicole Papageorgiou, Laura Christie pose for a photo on Jan. 18.
Photo by Jennifer Parsons