University of Sudbury requests funding in pre-budget consultation | Crisis at Laurentian University

Before the committee, which held hearings in Sudbury, Mr. Miville first recalled the circumstances under which the University of Sudbury became autonomous and monolingual French.

The financial crisis at Laurentian University has deprived the University of Sudbury of its academic funding.

But one was born from the ruins structuring of a social project […] it’s really driven by societyMr. Miville told a group of dozens of elected officials.

For more than a century, this community has wanted to establish this French-language university in Sudbury to meet the needs of young people for a university education in French to prepare them, equip them for the labor market and contribute to economic progress. and social. from our provincecontinued the rector.

A century later, it’s finally time to make that dream a reality. »

quote from Serge Miville, Chancellor of the University of Sudbury

Two recommendations to elected officials

The University of Sudbury, which is doing everything to be able to teach again, has submitted an assessment request to the Commission on the Evaluation of the Quality of Post-Secondary Education (CÉQÉP).

After learning of the request, CÉQÉP sent a recommendation to Colleges and Universities Minister Jill Dunlop last September, who has yet to decide on funding.

Although Mr. Miville could not reveal the recommendation in an interview with Radio-Canada in December, he satisfied.

The University of Sudbury is trying to get funding to resume teaching.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Yvon Theriault

On Monday, he recommended that committee members provide financial support for the University of Sudbury.

In anticipation of our accreditation by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, it is important to ensure that the budget integrates the University of Sudbury as a French-language public institution with its fair share of funding.he declared.

We must say yes to the legitimate aspirations of our community, we must say yes to our revival, we must say yes to the revival of French-language post-secondary education in the Mid-North. [de l’Ontario] and say yes to the economic revitalization of the region. »

quote from Serge Miville, Chancellor of the University of Sudbury

He also asked elected officials to support the grant from the statecompensation Funding to benefit the University of Sudbury from additional funds provided under the federal government’s Official Languages ​​in Education Program.

The program operates under a co-funding agreement between the provinces and Ottawa, which accounts for most of the bill.

These are very small sums from the province that will help the University of Sudbury to effectively re-launch and increase access to a French-language university education for the entire population of the North.Mr. Miville responded to NDP MP France Jelina, who asked the government to clarify the contribution it wants.

France Gélinas is seated.

France Gélinas is the NDP MP for the Nickel Belt.

Photo: Legislative Assembly of Ontario

He also wanted to point out that, despite the earthquakes that have rocked it over the past two years, the University of Sudbury has no debt.

We did our homework

France Gelinas also asked Mr. Miville to explain how much it was he was sure that the French-speaking population would be there if the University of Sudbury ever resumes teaching.

The president pointed out that the university consulted more than 300 high school students in Northern Ontario to ensure that we promote and accredit programming that will meet their needs, the needs of the local economy, and the future.

Gélinas et on est prêts à livrer de nouveau”,”text”:”Donc, on a fait nos devoirs, MmeGélinas et on est prêts à livrer de nouveau”}}”>So we’ve done our homework, Ms. Gelinas, and we’re ready to deliver again.he said.

Stephanie Bowman is seated.

Stephanie Bowman is the Liberal MP for Don Valley West.

Photo: Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Liberal MP Stephanie Bowman asked him to clarify the agency’s ability to quickly restore operations, particularly in terms of staffing, if it ever receives funding from the province.

I think there will be a lot of interest within the institution once it gets the green light because it has such broad support. It is a non-partisan file supported not only by the francophone community but also by the English-speaking communities in the North, which is really encouraging.replied Mr. Miville.

In response to another question from Ms. Bowman, Mr. Miville, himself a former professor at Laurentian University, described human influence The reduced offering of French-language programs was exacerbated by layoffs at the institution.

I have students who leave Sudbury because they cannot continue their post-secondary education here in French. Some went to New Brunswick or Eastern Ontario. When you lose someone in the North, you lose all the potential, the businesses it can create, the people it can train.

Unlike a region like Toronto, where a student lost is a student gained elsewhere within a limited radius, it is very difficult for our region to cope with the economic impact of a single lost student. »

quote from Serge Miville, Chancellor of the University of Sudbury

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