Nipissing University

As a young and dynamic university with a wide-range of Arts, Science, Professional and Graduate level programs, we get excited about delivering one of the finest postsecondary experiences in the country. Nipissing University is a primarily undergraduate university located on an impressive and natural 720 acres of Canadian Shield forest within the city of North Bay, Ontario —an easy 3.5 hours north of Toronto and 4 hours west of Ottawa. Our focus is on student success, which is assisted by an inclusive community culture, a student to faculty ratio of 23:1, small class sizes that are taught by accessible professors, and by offering ample outside-of-the-classroom opportunities for students to roll up their sleeves and learn by doing.

Research excellence has increasingly become a priority for the University and, as a result, Nipissing has grown its research culture significantly over the past decade. Nipissing University is attracting tri-council funding, research grants, industry funding, as well as growing an impressive publication record.  

As a regional institution, Nipissing has a long history of creating access to education, especially for students from northern communities, and Indigenous, first generation, and international learners. The university continues to build and strengthen connections with Indigenous communities by actively participating in discussions facilitated and supported by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.

Nipissing is developing a unique internationalization strategy that is in lock step with our focus on indigenization. We are especially interested in developing partnerships and pathways with institutions that share our northward orientation and identity. The opportunities in Norway align with these aspirations. We are especially interested in developing connections with institutions engaging with comparative indigenous studies.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1992
Total Number of Staff 259
Number of Academic Staff 188
Number of Students 4837
Focus Areas

- indigenous initiatives

- engagement with the north

- community engagement

- student experience

Web link for international students