Nipissing closes Muskoka campus, required to “consider downsizing”

February 10, 2016

Nipissing University has announced that it will close its Muskoka campus in Bracebridge by June 30 of this year—all academic programs and support will be transferred to the North Bay campus for the 2016–17 academic year. “We realize that this is a difficult decision for students and families, as well our staff and the Bracebridge community. Enrolment dropped more quickly than anticipated, and the university was concerned about the quality of the student experience for the remaining students,” said Muskoka Dean Rick Vanderlee. In separate but related news, the Globe and Mail is reporting that an independent audit of the university, ordered by the province, requires the university to "consider cutting courses and faculty, selling off real estate assets, and improving its financial controls and processes.” Nipissing | Bracebridge Examiner | CTV | | Globe and Mail