SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON – Confederation College’s Sioux Lookout Campus celebrated the grand opening of its new location today. Co-located with Sioux North High School, Firefly and Contact North, Confederation’s more than 5,000 square foot space includes a mix of classrooms, along with a computer lab nursing lab, student lounge and an office area for staff, with advanced technologies integrated throughout.
“The space is very modern and has been serving us well in meeting the needs of our students,” said Angelina Anderson, Director of the Sioux Lookout and Dryden Campuses. “Our co-location with Sioux North High School and Firefly will enable us to expand our existing dual-credit and adult education partnerships, while our integration with longstanding partner Contact North will continue to bridge our connection to learners, faculty and staff at our other campuses and facilitate online learning.”
The project was generously supported with a $1,050,000 contribution from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, as well as a $350,000 contribution from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. The build and the move were also made possible thanks to a long list of dedicated organizations and people including: Colliers Project Leaders, Open Mind Interiors, Keewatin-Patricia District School Board, Firefly and Contact North. The Confederation College team was led by Angelina Anderson, Becky Legros, Gwen Marsonet, Debra Rasetti and Debbie Skanderberg.
President Kathleen Lynch was on hand for the Grand Opening celebration and shared her excitement about the relocation. “Our new Sioux Lookout Campus home includes a variety of learning zones to help our students learn in ways that best suit their needs,” she said. “We continue to offer a blend of in-person and synchronous and asynchronous online delivery options for our students across a variety of programs. This advanced facility renews our commitment to ensuring local learners have access to quality education in their home community now and into the future. We are grateful to our funders, along with the many project partners, and the significant efforts of our campus staff, who helped us reach this important milestone in our Sioux Lookout Campus story.”