Thursday, March 23, 2017 – Sudbury – Collège Boréal
Yesterday evening at its Sudbury campus, Collège Boréal had the honour of welcoming former National Hockey League (NHL) player Steven Finn as the guest speaker of a motivational conference entitled “Master your thoughts, master your life”.
Organized by the College’s alumni association (Association des anciennes et anciens), the evening aimed to reunite Boréal graduates, students, and staff members, as well as community partners and members.
Mr. Finn played twelve seasons in the NHL with the Québec Nordiques, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Los Angeles Kings. Due to his strong leadership skills, he was named captain and assistant captain for most of his career. As a hockey player, he was known for his determination, team spirit, work ethic, and courage. Today Mr. Finn shares his experience to inspire others to reach their full potential.
Registered participants attended the event at no cost. The evening comprised of a cocktail reception at the College’s restaurant Au pied du rocher, a one-hour presentation in Boréal’s Concert Hall, and a book signing.
As a motivational speaker, Mr. Finn speaks about the importance of positive thinking and offers solutions to help participants reach their full potential in both their professional and personal life.
“Thinking shapes our existence; it is therefore essential to learn how to master one’s thoughts to succeed. On behalf of Collège Boréal, I would like to sincerely thank Mr. Finn. His words undoubtedly served as food for thought and inspiration for all participants.” Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal
“This event was a unique opportunity for our graduates, students, and staff members. The Association des anciennes et anciens would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of this wonderful evening of sharing and learning.” Nancy Raymond, Advancement Office Director, Collège Boréal
“My attitude both helped me and deterred me during my NHL career. The negative experiences in my life were pivotal moments for me. Today, after much self-reflection, I use these life-changing experiences to help me succeed on both a professional and personal level.” Steven Finn, Motivational Speaker
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.
Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of programs and services in seven campuses and 36 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Since 1995, over 116,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration services, and employment services. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 70 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.
According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in four out of the five areas surveyed! Out of all 24 Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, graduate satisfaction rate, and employment rate. Moreover, 97% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!
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