Confederation College considers building student village

April 8, 2013

Confederation College president Jim Madder says a lack of affordable housing in Thunder Bay is keeping prospective students away. That's one reason why the institution is looking to construct a student village that would include more on-campus housing. "We have a residence. It is absolutely completely filled," Madder says. "I have many parents who call me and say, 'I'd send you my son or daughter, but there's no safe place for them to stay.'" The new village would include space for recreation and more services for people who are new to Thunder Bay and college life. Madder says college officials will search for a location and may make it adjacent to buildings that are already there. CBC