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Cambrian College is a college of applied arts and technology in Greater Sudburymarker, Ontariomarker, Canadamarker. Established in 1967, and funded by the province of Ontario, Cambrian has campuses in Sudbury, Espanolamarker and Little Currentmarker.

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.

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.


Cambrian College was founded as a trade school in 1967, during the formation of Ontario’s college system.

Student Population and Programs

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. Delivery methods include classroom learning, independent learning, distance education and the Internet.

Full-time program areas include:

Access and Academic Development

Anishnaabe Studies


Communication and Creative Arts

Community services

Computer and Engineering Technology

Degree Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

Health Sciences and Emergency Services

Hospitality and Tourism

Law and Justice

Skill/Trades Training

Cambrian formerly offered courses in both English and French. Its French programs were transferred to the new Collège Boréalmarker in 1995.

Computer and engineering technology

The computer and engineering technology program at Cambrian College is renowned for innovation in its programs. The energy systems program was launched in fall 2007 at the Barry Downe campus and features "The Living Building Project" which has received significant government and industry funding. Students in the energy systems program take classes in areas as varied as chemistry, instrumentation and biology and take a hands on roll in the construction and design of "The Living Building Project".

University transfer agreements

Cambrian College has agreements with universities in Canada and in countries that include Australia and the USA that enhance student mobility between college and university. These agreements formally recognize credits earned at each institution and facilitate the transfer of these credits between institutions.


In 2009, "The Shield", Cambrians student-run newspaper was replaced by a new magazine format. The first edition of the Shield magazine was released on Friday, November 6th. The magazine is put together by students in the colleges print journalism program.

Students of the Broadcast — New Media program also host shows on Laurentian Universitymarker's campus station CKLU-FM.


The college is represented in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association by the Cambrian Golden Shield.

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