FNUniv freezes Saskatoon campus enrolment

March 21, 2014

First Nations University of Canada will be freezing enrolment to its Saskatoon campus in an effort to deal with a projected deficit of $140,000, reports the StarPhoenix. The university also announced recently that it would be moving the campus to the English River First Nation reserve, but added that the campus’ current students will be able to finish their programs in Saskatoon. “We are focused on meeting the needs of current and future students and managing our resources wisely to do so,” says FNUC Acting President Juliano Tupone. “To be fiscally sound and respond to student demand in ways that will maximize FNUniv’s competitive advantage, we are undertaking a strategic repositioning of program offerings in Saskatoon.” Tupone also said the university is not pursuing closing the Saskatoon campus, and explains that the enrolment freeze is a temporary measure it has taken while it completes a comprehensive evaluation. FNUniv News Release (moving) | FNUniv News Release (enrolment freeze) | StarPhoenix