uLethbridge, Algoma to close campuses in Edmonton, St Thomas

December 17, 2014

The University of Lethbridge and Algoma University have each announced campus closures. uLethbridge said that declining enrolments have forced it to close its Edmonton campus. “The number of degree opportunities in Edmonton changed dramatically … The niche that was occupied by the University of Lethbridge closed because a lot of the other postsecondary institutions in Edmonton filled that need,” said uLethbridge Provost Andrew Hakin. The campus has been open since 1996. A specific date for the closure has not yet been announced, but uLethbridge said that no further students will be enrolled following those admitted in January, 2015. Algoma has announced the closure of its campus in St Thomas, Ontario at the end of the current academic year. Algoma had in May suspended the intake of students at the campus due to lower-than-anticipated demand; after exploring a number of options to enhance academic programming, the institution was unable to identify any alternatives that would ensure adequate enrolment or economic sustainability. Global News | Sault Star