Laurentian helps advocate for Barrie university campus

October 30, 2013

The City of Barrie, Ontario has launched a new campaign to promote to the public the idea of a new university in the city approximately 100 km north of Toronto. According to the Barrie Examiner, executives and politicians, including Janice Skot of Royal Victoria Regional Health Care Centre, Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman and Laurentian President Dominic Giroux, have created a video advocating the idea that Barrie is in need of a university of its own, hoping to gain momentum within the community. The campaign also includes a microsite,, which encourages people to share the idea of a Barrie university. Laurentian’s latest strategic plan, announced in February, included opening a campus in downtown Barrie to serve 2,500 FTE students. Laurentian already has a satellite campus at Georgian College on the north end of Barrie. The Liberal government previously announced plans to establish 3 new campuses in Ontario, but so far has not moved forward with the plan. Barrie Examiner