Queen’s principal provides reassurance that university is not at risk of closure

Queen’s University Principal Patrick Deane issued an open letter to the community indicating that the university is working to ensure it stays financially healthy in the long-term. “While there is no risk to Queen’s in the immediate future,” writes Deane, “it is clear that for long term sustainability, now is the time for us to look very carefully at the way we operate as an institution […] particularly in the face of limited resources.” Deane added that “there is no risk that Queen’s in any foreseeable future will close its doors,” and noted that administration is actively meeting with the community about the budget. CTV News outlines some of the steps that Queen’s has taken to steady its finances to date, including implementinga hiring freeze, reducing budgets, and stopping admissions to its Arts and Science Online certificate and degree programs.

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