Northern College Hosts Dr. Temple Grandin for Speaking Engagements

May 23, 2024

TIMMINS, ON:  Northern College is pleased to welcome renowned academic and animal behaviorist, Dr. Temple Grandin, to its Haileybury Campus for two speaking engagements.

Dr. Grandin is well-known as an animal behaviorist, noted for her work on the humane treatment and slaughter of livestock, publishing 60 peer-reviewed papers on subjects within the field.

Professor Grandin, a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, is also known for her advocacy for Autism, publishing several books on the subject over the past 40 years.

“We are incredibly pleased to welcome Dr. Grandin to our Haileybury Campus for these talks,” stated Mitch Dumas, President & CEO of Northern College. “The work that she has completed in her field as well as her efforts to raise Autism awareness is incredibly noteworthy and we feel honored to have her speak at one of our campuses.”

Dr. Grandin will be making a presentation to over 60 Veterinary Technician educators from across the province during her time at Northern, offering valuable insight and information rooted in her considerable experience in the field.

In her presentation, ‘Great Minds Are Not All The Same,’ Dr. Grandin will discuss visual thinkers and offer new approaches for educating, parenting, employing, and collaborating with special minds and visual thinkers.

“This is very exciting for all of us at Northern College and the Haileybury Campus,” stated Doug Clark, Dean of Sciences at Northern College. “The opportunity to learn from such a world class speaker visiting our corner of northern Ontario is a great benefit to our students, staff, graduates and community partners.”

Dr. Grandin will speak to the public at the Northern College Haileybury Campus Gymnasium on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. The in-person event is currently at capacity, but those interested in hearing from Dr. Grandin are free to join the event digitally via this link.



About Northern College:

Northern College, established in 1967, leads the province in Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). It holds the top ranking in the province of Ontario in the graduate employment rate category as well as the highest employer satisfaction score for Northern College alumni compared to all English-speaking colleges in Ontario (2023). The College has four main campuses located in Haileybury, Kirkland Lake, Moosonee and Timmins, as well as many Access Centres, which provide post-secondary education and academic upgrading to Indigenous learners in remote communities along the James Bay coast. Northern College, is recognized for its warm, welcoming and culturally inclusive environment. A highly respected community and regional partner with close to 50,000 graduates, including the Haileybury School of Mines (est. 1912), the College plays a critical role in the region’s economic development as well as strong global mining influence. Northern College serves the educational needs of post-secondary, apprenticeship, and contract training, both on-site and through remote learning, as well as delivering academic upgrading and employment services. Its catchment area covers 160,000 square kilometres, which is roughly the size of France, and includes over 65 communities – 18 of which are First Nations.


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