Amid the uncertainty surrounding Laurentian University in Sudbury, ON, representatives from St. Lawrence College say that the partnerships it has with the financially unstable university should move forward, at least for students already enrolled.
The college has two partnerships with Laurentian University, A Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing, and a Bachelor of Business administration.
However, according to St. Lawrence College, the outlook isn’t as grim as it appears on the surface.
“The College can confirm that we will continue to support the SLC/LU collaborative BScN students currently in the program and will teach out the program over the next three years while we implement our own stand-alone BScN,” SLC president, Glenn Vollebregt said in a statement to the Kingstonist.
When it comes to the joint SLC and Laurentian Bachelor of Business Administration degree program, it to should remain unaffected, as Vollebregt added that Laurentian does not incur any expenses related to that partnership.
“SLC will continue delivering an exceptional learning experience to students in the BBA program while actively recruiting new students,” Vollebregt said. “If something were to change and the BBA was impacted, SLC will deliver the curriculum required to ensure students complete their degree.”
Vollebregt went on to say that school staff are speaking with affected students to help them better understand the changes happening at Laurentian and that they will not be impacted by them.