5th anniversary celebrated at the LLC

Trinity Western University’s President Dr. Jonathan Raymond listens as Director Janet Epp Buckingham, speaks at the 5th anniversary of the Laurentian Leadership Centre, TWU’s satellite campus in Ottawa.

A little over five years ago, leaders from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia had a vision to create a satellite campus in the heart of Ottawa. Purchasing the Laurentian Club, formerly known as the historic John R. Booth Residence, the Laurentian Leadership Centre (LLC) later officially opened its doors September 2002. On Monday, October 22nd the LLC celebrated its fifth year anniversary with a stand up reception for 70 invited guests.

The Laurentian Leadership Centre, which was recently featured in the National Post, offers a rare opportunity for third and fourth year students to experience a fully-credited semester of study while participating in internships in Canada's capital city working in varied fields such as government, media and communications, corporations, and non-governmental organizations. Designed for students with careers set on business, computer science, communications, history, international studies and political science, the LLC has seen more than 180 students come through its doors since its inception.

Janet Epp Buckingham, Director of the LLC and Associate Professor at Trinity Western University was pleased with the excitement surrounding the anniversary. Says Epp Buckingham, "The 5th anniversary of the LLC is something to celebrate as it marks the fulfillment of the original vision for the LLC as an established satellite campus that develops leadership skills in politics, government, and business in the nation's capital."

Among the speakers and guests that provided a colourful spectrum of the LLC over the last five years were Trinity Western University's President Dr. Jonathan Raymond, Vice President of External Relations, Mr. Ron Kuehl, and founding Director Dr. Don Page.

Says Dr. Raymond, "To celebrate five years of the Laurentian Leadership Centre's existence in Ottawa is to rejoice in God's work in and through student lives and to celebrate the remarkable impact students can have on the vision of good governance in the nation's capital."

Other notable guests included Minister of Public Safety, Honorable Stockwell Day, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, Ted Menzies, and MPs Ed Fast, John McKay, Colin Mayes, and Harold Albrecht.

More information regarding the Laurentian Leadership Centre can be found by calling 613-569-7511.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 39 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music to business, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 15 graduate degrees include such areas as counseling psychology, business, theology, administrative leadership and interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history.


Last Updated: 2007-10-24
Author: Erin Mussolum