The AFO supports the Université de Sudbury as it undergoes PEQAB review

Ottawa, September 13, 2022 – In a letter addressed to Ontario’s Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB), Carol Jolin, president of the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO), reiterated his support for the Université de Sudbury, noting that the Franco-Ontarian community has full confidence in  the institution’s financial, community and academic credibility.  

Last summer, the Université de Sudbury agreed to undergo a review of its institution by the PEQAB, at the invitation of the Minister of Colleges and Universities, the Honourable Jill Dunlop. Funded by the Government of Canada and endorsed by the Ontario government, this organizational review is an important step in the Université of Sudbury’s transformation process.  

Last month, the PEQAB released documentation supplied by the Université de Sudbury for its organizational review. The public has until Sept. 23 to comment on the Franco-Ontarian institution’s file. 

“The University of Sudbury has the strongest financial health of all the universities located in its immediate region. Also, the Université de Sudbury has received government funding twice in recent months, which is proof that our governments have confidence in the financial management of this university,” wrote the AFO president. 

In addition to touting the financial health of the Université de Sudbury, Mr. Jolin made sure to demonstrate the strong community support that exists for the project. He also praised the project for its excellent academic model. 

The PEQAB’s mandate is to conduct an organizational review of the Université de Sudbury. This review will allow the PEQAB to advise the government as to whether or not the institution has the capacity to offer degrees according to Ontario Qualifications Framework.  

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