Niagara's Saudi campus gets vote of confidence from ON premier

November 8, 2016

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she is satisfied that Niagara College is teaching both men and women in Saudi Arabia, reports the St Catharines Standard. In January of 2016, Wynne responded to reports of ON colleges operating male-only campuses in Saudi Arabia by saying that they were “unacceptable.” Since that time, however, she has reportedly learned that Niagara also trains female nurses at another Saudi school and operates a women-only campus. “My understanding with Niagara College is that they are teaching both men and women,” said Wynne. “I think it’s important that we bring our value system to break down these barriers where we can.” The St Catharines Standard reports that Wynne’s comments have garnered criticism from NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and PC Leader Patrick Brown. St Catharines Standard