Belleville expresses interest in hosting university satellite campus

October 26, 2012

On October 22, Belleville city council agreed to send a letter to the Ontario government asking the province to consider Belleville as a host for one of the 3 undergraduate campuses proposed by the government. One city councillor is encouraging council to do "more than a letter," stating that the city needs to "involve economic development as if we are going after an industry." Loyalist College president Maureen Piercy, who has been following Belleville's discussions, says the city's bid for a university campus can only help her institution. "It's an interesting discussion and we're always focused on leveraging opportunities for our students and learners in our community so we're interested in watching that conversation develop." Belleville Intelligencer (October 17) | Belleville Intelligencer (October 23)