Laurentian University approves the hiring of 10 tenured professors

The institution believes that this decision “clearly confirms the intention to invest in the long-term sustainability of educational programs and the strengthening of the bilingual and tricultural mandate”, almost two years after cutting 69 programs, including 28 in French. . a hundred professors.

This is one of the top priorities of our management teamacting rector and vice-rector Sheila Embleton said in a press release.

These hires will provide additional faculty in various programs in the faculties of arts, education and health, science, engineering and architecture, administration and libraries.

According to Acting Vice Chancellor Academic Brenda Brouwer, these new tenured positions will help attract quality professors, strengthen the quality of research and improve program offerings.

The first installment of this faculty is the beginning of renewal. »

quote from Brenda Brouwer, Academic, Acting Vice-President, Laurentian University

We are delighted that the University is now able to make this important investment, one of many steps we are taking to build a new course for Laurentian.he said in a press release.

Commitment to francophones

According to Ms. Brouwer, this is recruiting for French-language programs it’s just the beginning and one is a sign of commitment against the French-speaking community.

The university expects to confirm other positions after budget planning for 2023-2024 is complete.

When this process is complete, we will be in a good position to make decisionshe believes.

The university did not give a deadline for announcing more hires, but Ms. Brouwer said future announcements would be made. as soon as possible.

The vice-chancellor believes that this process will help Laurentian “advance programs and research productivity.

Fabrice Colin is president of the Laurentian University Professors Association. (File images)

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This is the first step in the right directionFabrice Colin, President of the Laurentian University Professors Association (APPLE).

However, he sees the two new positions as insufficient for the French programs. Mr Colin expects the development of the next budget to move things forward.

The road ahead is still long. Many school departments and programs face critical faculty shortages. »

quote from Fabrice Colin, President of APPUL

according to the agreement betweenAPPLE and the university will give preference to applications from professors who were dismissed in 2021 if they qualify for one of the new positions.

Ms. Brouwer hopes to have most of the new teachers in place by 1er July 2023.


In late 2022, deans, faculties and unions were consulted to identify the greatest needs for new faculty.

We are looking for bilingual teachers who can work in both languagesthe vice-rector for educational affairs explains.

Asked whether future hires will be used to offer French-language programs again in 2021, Ms. Brouwer says it will first be necessary to assess needs and continue discussions with the community.

postes supplémentaires suite à des départs à la retraite ou des démissions”,”text”:”En plus des postes qui ont été coupés dans le cadre du processus de la LACC, nous avons perdu plus de 20postes supplémentaires suite à des départs à la retraite ou des démissions”}}”>In addition to the positions cut in the CCAA process, we lost over 20 additional positions to retirement or resignation.remembers Mr. Coley, who is interested in ensuring continuity of programs and quality of education for students.

We will continue to advocate to ensure that all departments and schools have the right faculty. »

quote from Fabrice Colin, President of APPUL

He says he feels A desire to change the culture of Laurentian Universityespecially in terms of transparency and governance, after initial discussions with the new leaders.

It will be important to ensure that we collaborate and consult with our internal and external stakeholders.says Mrs. Brouwer.

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