Editorial calls on Timmins to explore English-language university campus

January 5, 2011

In light of the pressing need for skilled workers and growing challenges within the mining industry, this may be an opportune time for officials in Timmins to convey the community's "dire need" for an English-language university in the city, states an editorial appearing in yesterday's Timmins Daily Press. The editorial notes that Timmins is the largest urban centre in Ontario without an English university (Laurentian University affiliate Université de Hearst operates a campus in the city). Such an institution would address some of the concerns about youth retention in the region and would help stimulate economic development, the editorial argues. Timmins Daily Press