McLaughlin College was founded in 1968 and is York University's fourth college on the Keele Campus. This college was founded by Colonel Robert Samual McLaughlin, who was a business pioneer during this time. Due to his work within the automotive and armoury field, became a very prominent Canadian figure. Eventually his company evolved and became known as General Motors in 1907. Due to his creation of the first manufacturing plant in Canada, he was recognized as a key contributor to industrialization which provided economic growth and stability for Canada. In order to display the prosperity of the University, York named this college after him in order to display their growth and success like the Colonel.
McLaughlin College is connected to Founders, Vanier and Winters Colleges. Due to this the student life within this college continues to grow and thrive as each year progresses. Since its opening in 1968, this college has been home to almost 60,000 students. It is also home to many programs that fall under Liberal Arts and Professional Studies as well as many Business programs and Law and Society. When it first opened this college only catered to business programs, due to the work of Colonel RS McLaughlin. However, McLaughlin College is home to numerous programs such as Criminology, Global Politcal Studies, Sociology and Political Science.
This is the residence of McLaughlin College. This residence was founded by George Tatham in 1968, who was also the first founding master at this college. From its first founding year, George Tatham lived in this facility until his retirement in 1978. It houses 268 students in a thirteen-storey high rise. Each floor is broken up into 'houses' in which students have access to a sharking kitchens as well as a shared common room. Tatham Hall is also home to students from various backgrounds and countries all around the world.
Although McLaughlin College is home to a variety of programs, it is home to many important councils and committees that are used in order to help international as well as current students. This college is also home to the office of Public Policy Programming, Refugee Documentation Center, The Canadian Council for Social Development as well as The Research Programme for International and Strategic Studies.
Colonel Robert Samual McLaughlin
This is the banner for McLaughlin College.
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This is the McLaughlin mascot