On Sunday, February 7th, 2016, a group of eight students and their parents from the Greater Toronto Area travelled with Porter Airlines to visit Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The group was welcomed by the Confederation College recruitment team to Thunder Bay and the college campus for a pilot project offered in partnership with Study North.
The trip allowed students to explore the campus, residence and facilities as well as meet their potential professors. They were able to as questions about life at Confederation College and the city of Thunder Bay. The tour kicked off on Sunday with a tour of the city, and was followed by dinner in the Waterfront District and an overnight stay in the Spruce & Cedar House apartment-style residences on campus.
The group woke up to a breakfast in the Confederation cafeteria, then participated in both a college tour and a program-specific tour, including a chat with a member of the program faculty. They jetted off for home midday Monday.
The experience was offered at no expense to participants. The initiative is intended to showcase Confederation College to prospective students who might not otherwise make it to Thunder Bay for an in-person tour.