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Federated university students will be able to complete their degrees, Laurentian president vows

Students will be offered a place within a similar or alternative program or course at Laurentian
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Robert Haché, president and vice-chancellor of Laurentian University. (File)

Students enrolled in programs at any of Laurentian’s federated universities will be able to complete their degree, said the president and vice-chancellor of Laurentian University.

Last week, Laurentian announced that it had terminated its federation agreement with Huntington University, Thorneloe University and the University of Sudbury. Dr. Robert Haché said despite the uncertainty surrounding the situation with Laurentian, students at the federated universities will still be able to complete their degrees. 

“Students enrolled in programs and courses through the federated universities are Laurentian students, and Laurentian will continue to ensure that all students are provided with an academic path forward to completion of their degree, notwithstanding this change in the contractual federation relationship,” said Haché.

Students will be offered a place within a similar or alternative program or course at Laurentian, and assistance will be available to help navigate those choices, said Haché. 

Laurentian has already undertaken a review of the academic path for each student enrolled in programs at any of the federated universities, and has developed options that are available for each student to consider.

“We want to reiterate that all federated university students are Laurentian students: credits you have earned at the federated universities, including in this current term, will count towards your Laurentian degree,” he said.