Laurentian sees increase in GTA student enrolment

August 30, 2013

Students from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) represent a third of the student population at Laurentian University this year, a figure that has doubled since 2009. Director of student enrolment Justin Lemieux says that part of the reason for the increase is that schools in southern Ontario are becoming too full in certain programs, and that Laurentian has become more aggressive in its recruitment efforts lately. “We have all these students living in residence or [the] downtown core, [and they are] spending some of their income or their money towards restaurants, entertainment, those kinds of things in our city,” says Lemieux of the benefits the boost brings to the area. CBC