Laurentian leaders say past year has been transformative, community members call for further change


In a letter to the Laurentian University community, Interim President Sheila Embleton and Board Chair Vern Cameron discuss the university’s past year of transformation. Embleton and Cameron offer an update on the situation at Laurentian, noting that its financial sustainability has begun to stabilize and enrolment is improving with a 19% increase in incoming students. However, Northern Ontario Business reports that some individuals are still grappling with the impacts of the insolvency: Terminated Faculty Committee Spokesperson Eduardo Galiano-Rivero has called for Laurentian to make a formal apology to address the impacts of the restructuring on professors and students. CBC reports that a recent survey of Laurentian’s staff and faculty found that many are dealing with exhaustion and frustration, with half reporting that they are considering working elsewhere. | Northern Ontario Business | CBC