Laurentian University cuts over 60 academic programs due to insolvency issues

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SUDBURY, Ont. — Laurentian University says it has cut over 60 academic programs as the publicly funded institution struggles with insolvency.

A statement from the school says that 58 undergraduate programs will be closed.

It says that 34 of those programs are in English and 24 are in French.

Laurentian also says that 11 graduate programs will be closed.

A total of 107 undergraduate programs will remain open at the university in Sudbury, Ont., and 33 graduate programs will stay open.

Laurentian says that the cut programs have had "historically low enrolment."

The school estimates that about 10 per cent of undergraduate students will be affected by the cuts.

It also says that 44 graduate students will be impacted by program closures.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021.

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