1 - Vale Living with Lakes Centre
Welcome to the Vale Living with Lakes Centre. This 2008, 20 million dollar project is one of the most environmentally advanced buildings in Canada. The space is used as a global centre of excellence in freshwater ecology, environmental restoration and sustainability. It provides spaces such as collaborative conference rooms, large garage, various laboratories, offices for Laurentian University faculty, students and technologists to study northern aquatic systems and remediation.
1a - Watershed Centre
As an extension to the Vale Living with Lakes Centre, the watershed is primarily used by technicians and field crews for storage of equipment and field vehicles.
2 - Willet Green Miller Centre
The Willet Green Miller Centre was designed in 1989 to accommodate a unique combination of special technologies to support Ontario Geological Services. The facility is structured in three related parts connected by a linear pedestrian walkway extending along the east side of the project. The tallest element, in the centre of the building, houses the office component for administration and geologists. To the south is the state of the art laboratory utilized for geological analysis. The third and smallest part is at the north end of the site. More industrial in character, it houses the mine hoist rope testing facility. The building was clad in stainless steel to reflect the mining technology of northern Ontario. It will be students from the Harquail School of Earth Sciences that frequently collaborate with the faculty and scientists in this centre with their lab work and their courses.
3 - Maintenance and Security Building
This space is dedicated for Laurentian University Security and personnel who work at the Facilities, Capital Projects and Shipping and Receiving services.
4 - Fraser Building and Auditorium
Located in the Fraser Building, you will find Laurentian’s PrintHub which provides printing services, a Tim Hortons Express and the campus’ largest auditorium which can seat approximately 300 students.
The Fraser Auditorium can be used as a classroom - especially for select first-year lectures (i.e. General Chemistry I & II), for Laurentian or community events organized such as the annual Convocation, Laurentian Residence’s annual fundraisers (LU’s Got Talent, AIrbandz), and a variety of education Lecture Series (with previous guests such as … Hayley Wickenheiser, Murray Sinclair and Theo Fleury) and many more!
5 - Cliff Fielding Building
The Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building is a new 60,000 square foot facility located in Founders’ Square that opened its doors in 2018. Inside the building, there’s collaborative research and development space, student club offices, innovation and commercialization space as well as dedicated space for Laurentian’s award-winning Bharti School of Engineering. It features four capstone innovation labs, a material analysis lab, environmental and soil mechanics lab, prototype development and machine shop, integrated software lab and lecture theatre, and a hydraulic mechanics lab.
Students and community members also have access to the Foundry – an open space equipped with white board walls and tables and meeting rooms. During the school year, it hosts different entrepreneurial workshops.
6 - Science II Building and Doran Planetarium
A number of science programs are housed in this building such as Physics, Environmental Sciences and Forensic Science. The Faculty of Management with offices to the specializations in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Sports Administration and the dual degree from Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics can also be found on the 3rd floor. Students make use of the common area in the Alumni Hall to study and grab a poutine from Smoke’s Poutinerie which is inside the hall.
Doran Planetarium - Laurentian is the only university in the province to have a planetarium and it’s the largest in Northern Ontario!
7 - Science I Building
This is home to the Biochemistry, Chemistry and Biology departments. Renovated as a part of the 90 million dollar campus modernization finishing in 2019, many of the laboratories and new equipment for those programs can be found here. Students taking science courses will have mandatory labs and work with the newest equipment available.
8 - J.N. Desmarais Library
The library has three distinct floors for student-oriented services;
The first floor rotunda is where the on-campus Starbucks is located. There’s a good amount of variety of furniture for students to study, get together to enjoy a coffee or simply hangout and relax. There are also a few study rooms behind the Starbucks on the back wall for quieter study spaces.
Up the stairs to the second floor will lead you to the main level of the library. On this level, moderate noise is allowed, students can meet to work in groups, use the printers with their OneCard and the Computer lab to complete assignments. Upon walking past the double doors, you will find on the left the Library’s Help Desk and next to it, the I.T. Desk. To the right of the entrance is a Learning Commons, Accessibility Services Computer Laboratory and the Centre of Academic Excellence (CAE) where students can meet with an academic advisor, make an appointment for writing assistance or tutoring, participate in different study workshops and much more. The CAE also has a Voyageur Advantage program for our student athletes. Adjacent to the CAE is the Laurentian Online office.
The third floor is our library's dedicated quiet floor. It features many desks and services study rooms which can be rented at no cost at the Library Help Desk. The Brenda Wallace Reading Room is located on this floor too; it’s furnished with couches and lounge chairs making it a comfortable place for some quiet time with a beautiful view or even for a quick nap between classes. The main IT department and Archives are also within the J.N. Desmarais Library.
9 - Classroom Building
As its namesake, the Classroom building has various sized classrooms and lecture rooms which are all new as they were part of our 90 million dollar campus modernization. These rooms are all equipped with new technology for multimedia teaching and learning approaches. In the classroom building, we have small class sizes which can vary between a minimum of 6 students to a maximum of 80 students.
10 - Arts Building
The main level of the Arts Building is also known as “The Bowling Alley”. It was given this name because it’s long, wide and shines thanks to the natural lighting coming into the hallway. Here, we have the campus’ full restaurant Tim Hortons and the Career and Employment Centre where students can explore Work Study opportunities and other employment opportunities on campus as well as career advice. The upper levels house a large classroom that fits 150, and office spaces for faculty, administrative staff and graduate students from the following departments: History, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, School of Indigenous Relations, Economics, English, Law and justice, Political Science and the School of Rural and Northern Health.
11 - Dining Hall
Swipe your OneCard and join us in the Great Hall! Welcome to our buffet style dining hall. Serving stations include stir fry, omelette bar, soup bar, sandwich station, the grill, pizza bar, the vegan station and gluten free options. Once inside, you have unlimited access to food. All meal plans are directly on the student’s OneCard. Other options outside of the Great Hall include a Subway, Toppers pizza, and the Pub Downunder.
12 - R.D. Parker Building / Welcome Centre / myLaurentian Hub
Welcome to the R.D. Parker Building and Laurentian University's main entrance. To students and visitors' benefit, it is the tallest building on campus and tallest vantage point in Sudbury - where the view from the 11th floor showcases a full panoramic view of the entire campus and of the Greater City of Sudbury!
On the main level, you can find many of the academic services at your disposal. Liaison Services, an office dedicated to all visitors, prospective students and their supports, has a welcome desk and all the information you need to know about the Universities services and programs. They’re also equipped with hundreds of student ambassadors to bring you on a campus tour and share their experiences. Adjacent to this Welcome centre is the myLaurentian Hub and the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre.Along with the Hub are the following administratives offices: Admissions, The Registrar and Records Offices, Student Awards and Fees and Financial Aid. On the second level, you will find our Bookstore where you can buy some LUL swag and your textbooks. Laurentian International, Accessibility Services, Counselling, the Pride Centre, Women’s Centre and Indigenous Student Circle (ISC) are also up here along with Laurentian International and two of three student associations: Association des étudiantes et étudiants francophone (AEF) and Graduate Student Association (GSA).
At the heart of it all is the Welcome Atrium which goes up to the third floor where the Spiritual life services centre, l’entre-deux francophone as well as many more seating and study rooms for students.
13 - Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
Biindigen. Welcome! The Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre is a learning community. It’s a safe space for Indigenous learners and all students, faculty and staff to celebrate Indigenous culture and personal well-being. In addition to the award winning round room, the open lounge and surrounding offices are a go-to spot for everyone to study, engage and interact in a variety of ceremonies, seasonal and cultural celebrations, smudging and more!
14 - Student Centre
The Student General Association (SGA) Student Centre is the newest building on campus having celebrated its grand opening in October 2019. Entering the Lobby, located on the upper floor, which is open to the public features dedicated services such as a graduation photographer, a dental hygienist, two unique pop-up shop areas, and Old Rock Coffee shop, the SGA/AGÉ Office and the V-Desk. The V-Desk is the main point of contact between the students and the SGA/AGÉ. Students can rent game equipment, space and other through the V-Desk using their student card, OneCard. Located on the lower level is the SGA/AGE Members Only Area which has study, projects and games room, and a beautiful atrium with comfortable lounge furniture.
15 - West Residence
West Residence is an apartment style residence available to upper year students who meet the credit requirements. The 6-storey building features:
- 223 student accommodations
- 55 air-conditioned and furnished apartments consisting of four single furnished bedrooms, living room, kitchen and two bathrooms
16 - Mature Student Residence
Mature Student Residence (MSR) is an apartment style residence available to upper year students. The 11-storey building features:
- 128 furnished and unfurnished apartments
- Each unit offers one-bedroom apartment-style living.
17 - Single Student Residence
Single Student Residence (SSR) is an apartment style residence available to first year students. Along the “student street” on the first floor features a convenience store, Quesada, small fitness centre, study rooms, laundry facilities and a Games and entertainment room. The 3-storey building features:
- 387 student accommodations
- 4 to 6 person self-contained apartments
- Each apartment has a living room, kitchen, two bathrooms, and a storage room
- Current high school students are guaranteed a spot in residence when they apply before June 1, 2020.
18 - University College Residence
University College Residence (UC) is a dormitory style residence available to first year students. Along the “student street” on the first floor features a study room, laundry facility. The 11-storey building features:
- 240 student accommodations
- Double and single rooms
- Each floor is equipped with a kitchen, bathrooms, common room and has access to outdoor recreational facilities
- Current high school students are guaranteed a spot in residence when they apply before June 1, 2020.
19 - East Residence
East Residence is an apartment style residence available to upper year students who meet the credit requirements. Along the “student street” on the first floor features study rooms, laundry facilities. The 11-storey building features:
- 236 student accommodations
- 62 furnished and air-conditioned units
- Each apartment consists of four single furnished bedrooms, living room, kitchen and two bathrooms.
20 - University of Sudbury
Welcome! University of Sudbury is the first of the four federated universities located on campus circa 1913. They are an institution that specializes in Culture et Communication, Indigenous Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies. This institution features a library, spiritual services, Indigenous services, Elders, Labo medias, Sacred Arbour, classrooms, administrative offices and a small auditorium.
20a - University of Sudbury Residence
University of Sudbury Residence is a dormitory style residence available to all students. The residence features:
- 180 student accommodations
- Single and double rooms
- Amenities include kitchen and dining facilities, social lounge, laundry facilities, and study room.
21 - Huntington University and Residence
Huntington University is one of the four federated universities located on campus. They are an institution that specializes in Communication Studies, Gerontology and Religious Studies. They are home to the J.W Tate Library. This space includes a specialized collection to support its programs as well as a learning centre promoting excellence, innovation and facilitates professional development through the campus and Sudbury community.
Huntington Residence is a dormitory style residence available to all students. The residence features:
- 130 student accommodations
- Single and double rooms
- Amenities include kitchen and dining facilities, telephone, social lounge, laundry facilities.
22 - Thorneloe University and Residence
Thorneloe University is one of the four federated universities located on campus. They are an interdisciplinary centre of teaching, learning and research in the humanities, the arts and theology. It is home to the Fielding Memorial Chapel of St. Mark as well as its own Theatre. Thorneloe University Residence is a dormitory style residence available to all students. The residence features:
- 58 student accommodations
- Single rooms
- Amenities include kitchen and dining facilities, social lounge, laundry facilities.
23 - Alphonse Raymond Pavilion
Welcome to Alphonse Raymond! As soon as you enter you’re witnessing a newly renovated open concept Pavillon that features a welcoming two-floor atrium with a full restaurant Tim Hortons and plenty of study space. Along with this beautiful space, the main entrance lobby of the first floor will lead you to a Theatre/Auditorium, Gymnasium and the Francophone Resource Centre Library. Past these facilities on the first floor are hallways full of classes and the administrative offices for l’Ecole des sciences de l'Éducation.
On the second floor, you will find our cognitive labs, computer labs, classrooms and administrative offices for the School of Speech Pathology, our very own Speech and Language clinic, and department offices for Études françaises.
24 - Laurentian Child and Family Centre / La garderie Touche-à-tout
This is our on-campus daycare! A non for profit centre that empowers Registered Early Childhood Educators, Children and their families through engaging programming.
25 - Education Building
Welcome to School of Education! Along with the dedicated student spaces, equipment and classrooms to train the next cohort of teachers in the English School of Education being housed here, this 3-floor building accomodates the School of Social Work as well as the comprehensive spaces for our music department and its students. Within this section of the building are practice rooms, various instrumental labs and its very own music library. The upper levels house an auditorium, different classrooms, and student group offices.
26 - Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research Lab (CRMU)
Part of the campus modernization project finishing in 2019, this laboratory is one of the universities laboratories dedicated to cardiovascular and metabolic research.
27 - Health Sciences Education Resource Centre
Welcome to the Health Sciences Education Resource Centre! This space is entirely dedicated to developing the next cohort of midwives. Along with classrooms, administrative offices, it houses laboratories to simulate and exercise practical skills in this health profession.
28 - Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)
Do you dream of practicing medicine one day? If admission is granted at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, this along with all of Northern Ontario would be your dedicated learning space throughout your 4 year undergraduate MD program. This school accommodates classrooms, lounge, auditorium, labs, research centres, library and administrative offices. Undergraduate students can often find opportunities participating as simulation patients.
29 - Student Recreation Centre
Accessible to all active full-time students, you’re looking at a state of the art facility to welcome and support all of your health and fitness goals. Throughout this two-floor complex, it contains the following:
- Weight Gym/Sports Performance Gym: Our main weight gym is 7,200 square feet and consists of 25 cardio training pieces including treadmills, stair mills, ellipticals, upright/hybrid/recumbent bikes, and rowing machines. The facility also features a strength equipment area, dumbbells area, along with a free-weight, 6-position rack for bench press and squats, a functional movement area, 40 ft turf and 6 Olympic weight lifting platforms. Our Sport Performance room is available for private bookings through the main office and includes most of the equipment from the main weight room.
- Ben Avery Gym A/B: The Ben Avery Gym contains two full-size basketball courts and is located on the second level of the Laurentian Student Recreation Centre. Voyageurs varsity basketball games occur in this gym. Campus Recreation utilizes the space for some Intramurals (soccer & hockey are not permitted in this gym). Gym A is North West and Gym B is South East nearest to the main hallway facing the Athletics Department.
- Field House Gym C/D: The Field House Gym contains two basketball/volleyball courts and is located on the second level of the Laurentian Student Recreation Centre. Campus Recreation utilizes this space for Intramurals, Sport Clubs, and Informal Recreation drop-in for students. The varsity soccer and track practice here. Gym C is North West near the climbing wall and Gym D is South East by the squash courts.
- Squash: For squash enthusiasts, we offer two international glass-backed courts. Students and members can book up to a 40-minute court time.
- Tango Tower and challenge course: The Tango Tower is 50 feet high x 100 feet long and is composed of 7 high rope elements and 13 low rope elements. We use a friction device as a dynamic belay system which means that you are always being belayed by other participants or by facilitators.
- Bouldering room: An indoor bouldering room for anyone wanting to perfect their rock climbing skills!
30 - B.F. Avery Physical Education Centre and Jeno Tihanyi Pool
Welcome to Ben Avery! Directly connected to the Student Recreation Centre, the Ben Avery Physical Education Centre houses all of the School of Human Kinetics laboratories, administrative offices, the Ken Bahnuk student lounge and study spaces. In addition to these, there is also the centre for research in occupational safety and health. This centre aims at solving health and safety problems through discovery and innovation. Lastly, you have the Jeno Tihanyi pool. This pool features a 50m Olympic-size, 8-lane lap swimming pool that has a movable bulkhead that converts the pool into two 25-yards, 8-lane pools. The pool also features multiple diving boards from varying heights!
31 - Sports Stadium
Welcome to Laurentian’s very own sports stadium. Home of the Voyageurs! This stadium, fully sized field and 400 metre tracks houses a variety of varsity, recreational and community events. From our Home game lacrosse matches, Cross country skiing, and Sudbury’s Relay for Life. This stadium brings the community together and in classic voyageurs fashion, brings a lot of noise!
32 - McEwen School of Architecture
Welcome to the McEwen School of Architecture! As soon as you walk in you’ll see the Susan and Perry Dellelce Atrium. This open space is commonly used for community events, Nuit Blanche, award ceremonies and more. Immediately to your right, you’ll notice the Crit Pit; a multi-purpose space that is often presented as a learning platform or stage. As you continue through the Atrium, you’ll see the Centre for Learning and Technology, an auditorium, and cultural room.
Amongst the many architectural themes in this space, notice the cross-laminated timber as well as Glulam beams supporting the classroom and other sustainable materials throughout the building. Those particular themes in construction and design are covered in these rooms, ensuring valuable examples right in the students‘ surroundings. Heading East from the atrium you’ll see the first-floor studio and service spaces. This space features the 24/7 student lounge with fridge, kitchenette and other small appliances. Next to this space lies the faculty lounge and various faculty offices.
From the second floor and upwards you’ll see the three other large studio spaces, 24/7 computer lab, balcony and dedicated architecture library featuring Sudbury’s topographic map as its carpet!
33 - Telegraph Building
Connecting from the second floor of the School of Architecture, you’ll step into the Telegraph building. A significant downtown landmark dating back to 1914. This building features a board room, a common meeting room for students who publish their work via The Telegraph, small work spaces and more faculty offices. Beneath this architecture space is Laurentian’s own CKLU 96.7 community radio station!
34 - Workshop Building
Heading south past the Atrium you’ll enter the workshop and fabrication building. This part of the McEwen School of Architecture features the workshop, various machinery, indoor and outdoor assembly areas, a robot arm, a wet lab, a photography room, a fabrication lab, a spray lab, and more!