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1 Greater Sudbury Today & Tomorrow 1

2 Laurentian’s Engineering students claim victory at the international NASA Lunabotics competition this year. 2

3 Laurentian On The Move National Recognition #1 in Canada in total sponsored research income among primarily undergraduate universities, for second year in a row Globe & Mail: “Why Sudbury is an unlikely magnet for global education”, “Laurentian has buzz” Maclean’s: highest increase in overall rankings among all Canadian universities, one of three Canadian universities “on the radar” Vale Living With Lakes University of Choice Second year of record enrolment –Third year of enrolment increase, with increase in average entry grade each year, from 79% to 781% –Ontario university with highest retention rate of local university applicants –Half of our students now come from outside Northeastern Ontario –25% increase in international enrolment this year alone New $20M residence under construction

4 Laurentian On The Move Student Engagement Among the highest post-graduation employment rates among Ontario universities National Survey on Student Engagement Creation of Centre for Academic Excellence Community Responsiveness Approval of School of Architecture Next 50 Campaign: $39M raised Balanced budget for the first time in four years Since : $23M or 53% more in faculties, $7M or 19% more in other areas including capital Solvent pension plan Among the lowest long-term debt ratios within Ontario universities

5 Trends Demographics Over the last 40 years, Canada’s economy has been driven by labour market growth. Canada can no longer rely on rapid population growth to fuel its economy. In the next two decades, the number of Canadians over the age of 65 will double. More than 6 million baby boomers will retire. This older population will create greater demand for legal, health and social services throughout our economy. 60,000 more learners in the sector in next 5 years K-12 demographics Student mobility in all its forms Future planning Differentiation Fiscal restraint; Drummond Commission on Reform of Public Services 86 (23%) of faculty members soon eligible to retirement

6 Setting the Stage for Future Success Renewed Leadership Group New undergraduate degree structure Updated Academic Plan –5 criteria for program reviews –5 criteria for faculty renewal Faculty and staff engagement School of Mines Downtown Barrie campus School of Architecture Strategic Plan –5 pages, measurable, aligned with our 4 key goals –Purpose, values, aspirations, results –Focus on signature programs and areas of excellence

7 Trends Student mobility Flexibility Enrolment Trends in Engineering and Earth Sciences

8 Why a School of Mines? Up to 40% of Canada’s mine and metals workers are expected to retire by Between 60,000 and 130,000 new workers will be needed by Over 10% of these new workers will require a university degree. An aging workforce, competition for skilled workers, and declining enrolment in mining-oriented academic programs is of great concern to the mining industry. These shortages will likely accelerate cost increases, delay new projects and squeeze profit margins. Industry leaders have expressed that whereas graduates have the technical competencies, they often lack the soft skills needed to truly succeed (eg leadership and project management, business acumen, ability to work in culturally diverse settings). 8

9 Approach to School of Mines Unique structure Immediate focus Student experience in mining engineering and earth sciences –Scholarships & fellowships, equipment & lab upgrades, coop & internships, course development, conferences & guest lecturers, field trips New undergraduate majors Professional and executive programs Boosting enrolment in mining engineering and earth sciences while increasing the average entry grade –Faculty renewal –NOT fixed costs, capital or research funding

10 Moving Forward Strategic choices and focus Four key goals National recognition University of choice Student engagement Community responsiveness

11 11 Post-Secondary Education: Part of a Bigger Picture


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