Ontario colleges’ 50th anniversary mobile tour celebrates the evolution of college education

Ontario colleges’ 50th anniversary mobile tour celebrates the evolution of college education

A fully decked 42-foot trailer that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Ontario’s college system in 2017 and the colleges’ phenomenal evolution and success arrives at the New Sudbury Centre, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

The theme for the 50th anniversary celebration in 2017 is The Start of Something Amazing – a celebration of the start of the system 50 years ago, and recognition of how college education marks the start of great career opportunities for growing numbers of students.

A highlight of the anniversary celebrations is the province-wide mobile tour. The fully decked trailer that arrives on September 19 includes:

  • A historical timeline of college milestones over the past 50 years.
  • A game-show-style, head-to-head quiz that tests what visitors know about colleges and pop culture history.
  • Examples of how colleges are promoting environmental stewardship and tackling climate change.
  • Displays that spotlight leading-edge innovations at colleges.
  • Profiles of graduates’ successes in Canada and throughout the world.
  • An opportunity to vote on the top 10 finalists in the William G. Davis Innovation Fund.

Representatives from both local colleges, Boréal and Cambrian, will be in attendance starting at 10 a.m. to promote their respective programs and services and answer visitor questions.

Today’s colleges offer 900 programs in a wide range of fields, including business, advertising, IT, tourism, health care, aviation and the skilled trades. Many graduates are finding rewarding careers in evolving areas such as biotechnology, digital animation and 3D manufacturing.

Successful college graduates include hospital presidents, top TV and radio personalities, celebrity chefs, Hollywood directors and animators, corporate CEOs and many others.


“College education is pivotal to the province’s prosperity. The 50th anniversary of Ontario’s college system is a tremendous opportunity to honour our graduates’ achievements and to highlight our exciting plans for the years ahead. I invite all Greater Sudbury community members to come check out the trailer and celebrate the history of our college system.”

Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal

Quick Facts

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 at six campuses and 37 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, as well as 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 three out of the five areas surveyed! Out of 24 Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, and graduate satisfaction rate in the province. Moreover, with 96%, Boréal ranks 3rd out of all 24 colleges in employer satisfaction!

Associated Links

To find out more about Collège Boréal programs and services, please visit our website at www.collegeboreal.ca or follow us Facebook and Twitter.



Josée Campeau-Rousselle

Manager of Communications and Media Relations

705-560-6673, ext. 1235


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