Our Faculty Association’s Executive joins CAUT Council and our colleagues at Laurentian and across Ontario in opposing the actions that have taken place at Laurentian University and the threat to public universities posed by those actions. We stand with our LUFA colleagues who saw more than 80 of their colleagues lose their jobs and over 60 programs cut. We endorse the comments of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) president who described that as “ an incredibly sad week for the people of Sudbury, for francophones, for Indigenous communities, and for all the people of Northern Ontario.”
We oppose the actions that have taken place at Laurentian University and the threat to public universities posed by those actions. The lack of accountability and transparency that lead to these actions is an alarming reminder of the dangers associated with the erosion of collegial governance.
We fully endorse the approved CAUT council resolution where CAUT calls for the removal of Laurentian University senior administrators and Ontario Minister of Colleges and Universities “for their roles in creating the financial crisis that has devastated the public university.”
More information about the situation at Laurentian University can be found on the CAUT website: https://www.caut.ca/content/laurentian-university-take-action