Algoma U operations in Brampton, Timmins not affected by new policy on satellite campuses

June 3, 2011

Algoma University president Richard Myers says stricter rules on the creation of satellite campuses in Ontario should not affect the institution's operations in Brampton or Timmins. Myers says Algoma U has been careful not to label its Brampton or Timmins offerings as "satellite campuses"; rather, the university offers "extension programming" by offering accelerated business degrees to college graduates in Brampton and social work and community development programs in Timmins. Myers says it appears the Ontario government is targeting the issue of universities and colleges that have moved to create "significant presence" in other communities, only to require capital funding from the province. While Algoma U may pursue other opportunities outside Sault Ste. Marie, it will not be looking at establishing satellite campuses, Myers says. Sault Star