Nipissing University

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Nipissing University is a primarily undergraduate institution committed to providing a safe and personalized student experience.  Faculty strive to ensure every student has a chance to grow, lead and chart a path to a successful future.  Undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in original research, interact with faculty and engage in a wide range of enriching co-curricular activities

The main campus in North Bay is on a stunning 291 hectares of pristine Canadian Shield forest. It offers degrees in applied and professional studies, arts and science, and education. Nipissing has two regional campuses. The Muskoka-Bracebridge campus offers degrees in culture and the arts, child and family studies and liberal arts, as well as education. In Brantford, Nipissing delivers a concurrent Bachelor of Education program in a unique two-university partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University.

Nipissing is home to the Schulich School of Education, the only named faculty of education in Canada and enjoys a reputation for innovation The Schulich of Education was the first in Ontario to incorporate laptops in the classroom and the curriculum. Education students can choose to practice-teach in international settings such as Kenya, Cameroon, China, Italy and the U.K Business students receive iPads to enhance classroom learning and connect students.

Nipissing University is known for its commitment to Aboriginal initiatives and the success of Aboriginal students. The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives provides important connections between communities, students, academic programming and support services for Aboriginal students. The university has twice held high-profile panel discussions on First Nations issues that welcomed prominent leaders and thinkers to discuss innovations to education and Canada – First Nations relations.

Students enjoy small classes where faculty get to know learners, and where students can share with classmates. The university offers students outstanding guaranteed entrance scholarships, awards, on-campus jobs and other opportunities to support their studies.

Nipissing University has graduate programs in education, history, mathematics and environmental science/environmental studies, and has recently launched a PhD in Sustainable Education. Programs are available in a variety of formats from traditional face-to-face classroom lectures and seminars to online and blended learning models that allow students to access learning wherever they are. Nipissing has several programs in partnership with other institutions and a number of international partnerships that provide students with opportunities for study or professional placements abroad.

Faculty members at Nipissing University are committed to engaging students in research and scholarship. Researchers work in diverse fields of study, including: literacy, aging, mathematics, computer science, neuroscience, Aboriginal education, environmental science, and health. Multidisciplinary fields include: gender and sexuality studies; postcolonial studies; criminal and social justice; international relations; cultural history; oral/community/public history; environmental studies; pedagogy and practice; and ethics and religion. As well, significant research activity is focused on environmental, cultural, societal and educational issues specific to Northeastern Ontario.

 

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Nipissing University

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Nipissing University

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Graydon Raymer

Nipissing University

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