ALECC Statement on Laurentian University

The Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC) views the cuts made to Laurentian University faculty and programs as appalling. They undermine Laurentian University’s longstanding contributions to environmental and social justice work in Sudbury, across Ontario, and throughout Canada. We view the elimination of the following as especially egregious losses: the School of the Environment, the School of Midwifery, Indigenous studies, Francophone studies, and most of the humanities and social sciences. Local and global ecosystems are fundamentally connected to health care, Indigenous leadership, and humanist as well as scientific knowledge. These programs, which are nationally and internationally known, have been built by dedicated scholars, students, and community members. The decades of outstanding work done in these programs is being tossed aside by expedient budget cuts.

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