Not enough students for university satellite campuses

February 22, 2016

The closure of Nipissing University’s Muskoka campus and Laurentian University’s offerings in Barrie has provoked a broader discussion of satellite campuses in Ontario. “Basically what a satellite campus is designed to do is to reach out to an underserved area, provide professional training in postsecondary education to people who would otherwise not be able to go,” said University of Saskatchewan Canada Research Chair Ken Coates. “We have everybody scrambling after the same declining number of students, particularly outside of the greater Toronto area. There are not enough students to go around." Coates added that in the case of Laurentian, students in Barrie would likely turn to GTA schools for general programming. CBC