... cultivation of the Roman Catholic tradition in everyday setting. Its mission is to "promote the search for truth and meaning, ecumenical and interfaith relations, bilingualism and a deeper appreciation of Aboriginal culture and traditions." Its motto is Lucerna ardens et lucens, (A torch of glowing radiance).
The main chapel of the University is the St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, which is a community of the Diocese of Sault-Ste-Marie. This place is usually used for diverse faith worship and ecumenical meditation. On-campus residences are also offered by the University. The Lucien Matte Residence is considered to be the “home away from home” for students. Around 174 male and female students can take advantage of the 41 double bedrooms and 92 single rooms available in Lucien Matte. Here, students can relax, study, and form lasting friendships. Each room has cable television, one telephone, and an outlet for the Internet at each desk table. In addition to these amenities, the Residence also gives students the opportunity to try their hand in public speaking, debating, competitive sports, arts, crafts, and creative writing.
The College Student Council of the University is responsible for providing students spiritual, social, cultural, and athletic activities for the students. Some of the events include: Talent Night, La Montée, dances, the Christmas Banquet, the Year End Banquet, On the Hill Carney, the Debating Society, all the intramural Sports Teams and Awards Distribution. The Council is a part of the Canadian Catholic Student Association.
The University offers subjects in the areas of Communication, Folklore, Religious Studies, Native Studies, and Philosophy. They are all accredited by the Laurentian University, and supported by the Library Collection of Sudbury. Ecumenical and Inter-faith activities are provided inside the campus, as well as Aboriginal students gaining valuable insights from the Native Elders.
The University offers Scholarships and Bursaries to students who enrol in the Native Studies, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Journalisme-Relations Publiques, and Folklore. Students who want to qualify for the scholarship should be enrolled in 6 credits in the current academic year, must have have a minimum average grade of 75% in the past year, and must submit the application form before the deadline. Some of the available scholarships given are: The Elizabeth Barrett Browning Chapter of the I.O.D.E. Scholarship, The Carole Langlois Memorial Scholarship, The Jean-D’auteuil Richard Scholarship, the Alfredo Pagnutti Scholarships, and the Bishop Alexander Carter Scholarships. Bursaries are also given by the University. Students who have applied for OSAP, submitted their applications before the deadline, and have at least taken 6 credits at the University of Sudbury can be awarded a Bursary. Some of the Bursaries given are the Sacred Heart College Alumni Bursary, The Hector L. Bertrand Bursaries, and the J.W.E. Newberry Bursaries.
Sudbury is the largest city in Northern Ontario in population, and the 24th largest metropolitan area in Canada. In land area, it is now the largest city in Ontario and the seventh largest municipality in Canada. Sudbury has lent its mining heritage to two major tourist attractions: Science North, an interactive science museum built atop an ancient earthquake fault on the shore of Lake Ramsey, and Dynamic Earth, an earth sciences exhibition which is also home to the Big Nickel, one of Sudbury's most famous landmarks.
Sudbury was one of the first Canadian cities to plan and implement its own digital telecommunications strategy. Beginning in 1996, the city began constructing a fibre optic network which saw over 400 kilometres of cable laid down to serve the city's business and citizen populations. In November 2005, the city was named one of the world's "Smart 21 Communities" by the Intelligent Community Forum, a worldwide project to honour technological innovation.