Take Action: Laurentian University files for creditor protection

February 8, 2021
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Canadian Association of University Teachers

Right now, an unprecedented situation is taking place at Laurentian University, threatening access to education, campus jobs, and the autonomy of a public university. We need your help.

Act now by sending a letter to Ontario and federal leaders demanding funding to secure the future of Laurentian University, and respect institutional autonomy, including governance.

On February 1, Laurentian administration declared that the institution is insolvent and filed for court protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. This critical situation has been caused by a steady erosion of public funding and mismanagement of funds, made possible by a lack of transparent and accountable institutional governance. Despite this, the Ontario government is proposing increased government oversight instead of committing to increasing public funding and respect for collegial governance.

Laurentian University is a public post-secondary institution with a tri-cultural mandate to support French, English, and Indigenous communities. This institution is an essential economic driver in the Sudbury community and serves as a beacon for francophone excellence and Indigenous research and reconciliation.

Take action today