Laurentian faculty, former faculty call for public inquiry into university’s financial challenges

Laurentian University faculty and former faculty are calling for a public inquiry into the university’s financial challenges following the release of the Ontario Auditor General’s report. The Terminated Faculty Committee, which represents around 17 former Laurentian University faculty members terminated after the university entered insolvency proceedings, as well as the Laurentian Union Faculty Association are calling on the Government of Ontario to conduct a public inquiry into the university’s financial mismanagement and program cuts. The Terminated Faculty Committee is additionally requesting that their programs and jobs be reinstated by the province and that terminated staff who have moved on receive their full severance pay. “The manufactured financial crisis and unnecessary cuts have been devastating,” said LUFA President Fabrice Colin. “However, the revelations we have learned about since those cuts were made make clear that an independent inquiry is needed and that it is needed now.” CBC| Sudbury| The Sudbury Star Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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