Sudbury, April 7, 2021 — Laurentian University and Huntington University have each signed a Term Sheet outlining the negotiated terms that will be implemented by the parties following the disclaimer of the Federation Agreement by Laurentian on April 1, 2021 as part of Laurentian’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) process with an effective date of May 1, 2021. The Term Sheet was authorized by Laurentian’s Board of Governors and Huntington University’s Board of Regents. As part of the agreement, the Gerontology program has been acquired by Laurentian from Huntington and will be housed within the Faculty of Arts at Laurentian beginning in the Fall 2021 term. The program will continue to be delivered through online learning. Existing Gerontology students can remain in the same program, and new students will be admitted in the ordinary course.
No programs and courses will be taught at Huntington for credit towards a Laurentian degree after the conclusion of this existing term. All students currently enrolled in programs at Huntington will be offered a path to graduate through programs and courses offered directly by Laurentian. An analysis of each student’s existing program and the options available to them has already been undertaken by Laurentian.
Huntington will continue as an independent university and own and operate its buildings on the Laurentian campus, including its residence. A Transition Agreement providing for the transfer of certain utilities and services is being negotiated between the parties, to ensure a smooth and cooperative transition, which may include the continued provision of certain services that the parties determine is beneficial.
Huntington University holds a proud 60 year history, opening in 1960 as one of the first post-secondary establishments in Northern Ontario. Over the course of its impressive history, Huntington University has partnered with many organizations both national and international, creating affiliations and affinities, including a long-standing and respected partnership with the United Church of Canada.
Both Laurentian and Huntington are taking steps to work together to ensure that students are assisted through the process. Students in programs affected by Laurentian’s restructuring are encouraged to reach out to Dr. Joël Dickinson, Dean of Arts, at email@example.com to discuss the next steps in their academic path forward.
Laurentian applicants who may be applying in programs administered by the federated universities can reach out to Liaison Services: firstname.lastname@example.org.