Algoma U's Brockville extension delayedFriday, March 15, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Algoma delays Brockville extension program
SAULT STE. MARIE - At the request of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Algoma University will delay implementation of its proposed B.A. programming in Brockville.
Algoma University recently began delivering the first two years of its Bachelor of Arts program in St. Thomas, Ontario.
That initiative prompted a request from the Mayor of Brockville last October to deliver a similar program in his city.
The University studied the matter and determined that a Brockville operation would be feasible and desirable.
It was looking to commence instruction in September of this year.
The creation of more extension programs like the one in St. Thomas was one of three priorities proposed by Algoma in its recent submission to the province-wide strategic planning process for the university system.
"The Ministry is in the process of evaluating the proposals from each university and has asked Algoma to not proceed with a new initiative in Brockville pending the negotiation of a strategic mandate agreement to define Algoma's role in the provincial university system," explained Algoma University President Richard Myers. "Algoma has agreed with this request."
Algoma will continue working with the City of Brockville and the Province of Ontario with the objective of having a clear decision by this summer for an extension program in Brockville beginning in September 2014.
About Algoma University
Algoma University offers a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences degree options including programs in Psychology, Computer Science, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Community Economic and Social Development, and Biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, Timmins and St. Thomas.
As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma U is committed to respecting Anishinaabe knowledge and culture.
Algoma University has launched its Essential Elements Campaign to expand its campus and offer more scholarships and awards to students.
To learn more, visit www.algomau.ca.