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Canadore College to Welcome More Alumni

Jun 2, 2017 | Canadore College

(NORTH BAY, ONT.) -- Canadore College is hosting its Convocation Ceremonies for the Schools of Health, Human Care and Wellness; Environmental Studies and Biotechnology and Indigenous Studies on June 2.

Guest speaker Laura Arndt, Director of Advocacy Services and the lead for First Nations and Northern Strategy at the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, will be speaking to approximately 330 graduates.

Arndt has spent the last 30 years in service of children, working with First Nations youth and within the Youth Justice, Children's Mental Health and Disability Community. Her work is strongly anchored in community development and social justice. She has worked, written and spoken about provincial, national and international policy issues ranging from online privacy and the protection of personal information specific children and youth, youth suicide in northern communities, First Nations education, the impacts of disaster management planning and recovery for racialized groups in the post-Hurricane Katrina landscape, Immigration and Settlement and disability scholarship and activism. In addition to her efforts with the Advocate's Office, she worked for the Ontario government for more than 20 years and as the Director of Knowledge Management at Kids Help Phone. Arndt has earned an honours degree in Disability Studies and Master of Arts in Immigration and Settlement Studies from Ryerson University and is a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen's University.

 “It’s an absolute honour to have Laura join us today,” said George Burton, President and CEO of Canadore College. “The calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada provide a compass and offer guidance in ways that Canadore support the healing of communities. Laura leads nationally in this field and we look forward to learning from her.”

Canadore is very proud of its graduates for their accomplishments and for achieving their education goals. Each year, approximately 1,000 students graduate from the College, joining a network of 44,000 alumni working across the globe.

The ceremonies are being held at the College Drive Campus (100 College Drive, North Bay, Ont.) on June 2 at 10 a.m.

Canadore will be hosting its final spring Convocation Ceremonies on June 9 for its Aviation Technology and Trades and Technology programs.

Canadore’s ceremonies are being live streamed and relayed on TVCOGECO North Bay on channel 12 and in HD on channel 700; web viewers can tune in at

Canadore trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 75 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and student services. The College and its students add nearly $290 million to the regions of Nipissing and Parry Sound. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 44,000 alumni working across the globe.

For more information, please contact:  Jessica Charette at 705.475.2538 or; Carrie Richmond at 705.474.7600, ext. 5216 or

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