Insolvency declaration at Laurentian throws much into limbo

Published Apr 29 2021 at 7:00 AM GMT
  • Image: Department by department, 100 faculty members at Laurentian University in northern Ontario were called to Zoom meetings earlier this month and unceremoniously told they’d be out of a job by May 15 at the latest.
  • “Today was a difficult day and we recognize that,” Robert Haché, president, said in a statement after the mass layoffs.
  • “All of our faculty and staff are part of the fabric of Laurentian, and these changes will require a period of profound adjustment.” To professors -- who knew the situation at Laurentian was bad, but not that bad -- that is a profound understatement.
  • "The cuts were much deeper than we expected.
  • And those of us that are left to pick up the pieces are struggling with trying to empathize and deal with the loss of our colleagues," said Thomas Merritt, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry who will keep his position.



  • Published Apr 29, 2021 7:00 AM GMT