In a progressive step towards enhancing the overall campus and student experience, last night the Sault College Board of Governors greenlit a resolution to allow Sault College to develop plans to build an on-campus multi-sport artificial turf field, track, and a field house.
This strategic initiative underscores the College’s dedication to meeting the evolving needs of its students while creating opportunities for future growth and community engagement. This initiative also aims to enhance the student experience and campus life, expand opportunities for recreation and varsity sports, and supports student recruitment efforts.
“The Board of Governors supports the advancement of Sault College’s campus infrastructure with projects such as expanding on-campus residence capacity, and today’s approval to develop plans to build a turf field, track, and field house. These are investments in the future of this College and in this community,” said Don Mitchell, Chair, Sault College Board of Governors.
“Our vision for a new turf field, track, and a field house is a symbol of our commitment to investing in our students,” said Paul Orazietti, Director, Athletics and Student Experience. “Athletics play an important role in shaping the student experience and we are confident that this new infrastructure will create more opportunities for recreational sport, training, competition, student recruitment and overall sport excellence.”
“Beyond the immediate sporting opportunities, this new proposed infrastructure reflects our broader commitment to innovation, community building, and an enhanced student life experience,” said Sherri Smith, Vice President, Academics, Innovation and Student Services. “We believe in offering our students a holistic educational experience and with the support from our Board of Governors, we can move forward with an initiative that further complements this.”
Sault College looks forward to beginning the work on developing plans for this exciting project and reinforcing its commitment to continuous improvement and growth.