Thorneloe Applauds Laurentian on Launch of New Strategic Plan

January 18, 2018

Thorneloe University today applauded Laurentian University on the launch of its 2018-2023 Strategic Plan: Together. Ensemble. Maamwi.

The bold, forward-looking plan, which was unveiled earlier this week, firmly establishes Laurentian’s place as one of Canada’s leading universities, a post-secondary institution that continues to be the destination of choice for students in Ontario, Canada and around the world. A pdf version of the full plan can be downloaded at

“Laurentian University’s Strategic Plan emphasizes the importance of relationships,” said Dr. Robert Derrenbacker, President of Thorneloe University. “By promoting collaboration through interdisciplinary programs and research, it also recognizes the fundamental value of the humanities.”

He added: “As a federated partner and a participant in the strategic planning process, we are pleased that the outcomes in this important document dovetail with Thorneloe University’s vision, mission, values and priorities. Together, the Laurentian University and Thorneloe University strategic plans provide a solid foundation on which to build for the future.”

Thorneloe University has offered academic programming in the humanities for more than 50 years. As a founding member of the Laurentian University Federation, and situated on the campus of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Thorneloe is home to the departments of Ancient Studies, Theatre and Motion Picture Arts, Religious Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, as well the Thorneloe University School of Theology.

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Media Contact:

Dr. Robert Derrenbacker, President, Thorneloe University
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