CNC Burns Lake academic upgrading program cancelled, faculty laid off

August 17, 2020

College of New Caledonia’s Burns Lake campus has laid off four faculty members from its one-year Academic Upgrading program due to under-enrolment and will be scrapping the program. “We have been working on it for several years to find different ways of delivering, different ways of reaching the community;” explained CNC Vice President Academic Chad Thompson, “unfortunately, the continued lack of enrollment in the program has required us to proceed with the layoffs.” BC Local News reports that the college will instead be offering two new programs that better match community needs. CNC states that one of the four faculty members was successfully reassigned to a different role in the institution.