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Hey post-secondary students: get your freebees through city's Learning City program

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Aug 29, 2014 - 3:03 PM |
The Welcome Students Adventure Package provides post-secondary students and their families with Play-All-Day Passports to Science North or Dynamic Earth, plus discounts on hotel accommodations. Supplied

The Welcome Students Adventure Package provides post-secondary students and their families with Play-All-Day Passports to Science North or Dynamic Earth, plus discounts on hotel accommodations. Supplied

Students travelling from other communities to attend Laurentian University, Collège Boréal or Cambrian College will receive a warm welcome — and free stuff — through local partnerships created under the umbrella of the Greater Sudbury Learning City Initiative.

The Welcome Students Adventure Package provides post-secondary students and their families with Play-All-Day Passports to Science North or Dynamic Earth, plus discounts on hotel accommodations. More special offers for students are available at offcampusperks.ca and learnmorelivebetter.ca/movein.

Signs, banners and window decals in high traffic areas of Greater Sudbury, including a temporary billboard on Highway 69 South, will encourage students to “Learn more. Live better”.

“Post-secondary students bring energy and talent to our city, as well as economic benefit,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk. “On behalf of City Council, I thank all of our partners for extending a warm welcome to our newly arriving students and their families.”

Laurentian University has a post-graduation employment rate of 94.8 per cent, one of the highest of all Ontario universities, and is on-target to increase its proportion of international students to eight per cent by 2017.

Cambrian College is experiencing growth for a third consecutive year in first-year enrolment and international student population.

Collège Boréal maintains the highest score in graduate satisfaction and the highest graduate rate amongst 24 Ontario colleges.

For more information about the Learning City Initiative, please visit learnmorelivebetter.ca.

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