Laurentian University & Huntington University reach agreement

Laurentian University and Huntington University have each signed what is being called a Term Sheet outlining terms focusing on courses.

According to the press release, following the disclaimer of the Federation Agreement by Laurentian back on April 1st, this new deal comes into play on May 1st.

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.
No programs and courses will be taught at Huntington for credit towards a Laurentian degree after the conclusion of this existing term.

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 60-year history, opening in 1960 as one of the first post-secondary establishments in Northern Ontario. In that time, 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 to discuss the next steps in their academic path forward.

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.

Laurentian applicants who may be applying in programs administered by the federated universities can reach out to Liaison Services:

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