Laurentian pulls programs out of Barrie

February 17, 2016

After 15 years, Laurentian University has decided to no longer resource its Arts and Management programs in Barrie as of 2017 and its Social Work programs in Barrie as of 2019, citing constraints imposed by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The province allegedly refused to allow Laurentian to establish a satellite campus in Barrie, and the institution announced its departure in the wake of a Ministry report recommending a five-year framework for degree studies offered by Georgian College, Lakehead University, and Laurentian University. "Two of our core values as a university are putting students first and excellence. Accepting restrictions proposed by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU) would not be in the best interest of our current and future students," said Laurentian Board of Governors Chair Michael Atkins. Laurentian | Georgian | CBCBarrie Examiner | Sudbury Star