New website launched to share Lakehead-Georgian degree expansion plan
August 05, 2014

ULakehead University and Georgian University Partnership Centre have an innovative plan to offer students a different kind of education – the best of college and the best of university, combined.

A website has been created to provide information about the new Lakehead-Georgian Plan. Launched this week, georgianlakehead.ca is the one-stop shop to learn about the plan, stay up to date on its progress, and find out how it will benefit students and our communities for years to come. The website also offers visitors the opportunity to share their thoughts and comments.

The new plan was developed in response to a call for proposals from the Province of Ontario to meet growing demand for postsecondary education in the province. As outlined in the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) Major Capacity Expansion program, the province’s goal is to increase undergraduate degree opportunities that are accessible and affordable.

Lakehead University and Georgian College, already the two largest postsecondary institutions in Simcoe County, plan to grow together to offer more than 50 degree programs to 6,000 students.

The joint proposal, which will be submitted to the MTCU by the province’s Sept. 26 deadline, outlines inventive solutions for meeting the needs of students throughout Simcoe County. Many program offerings will be integrated diploma-degrees, allowing students to graduate in four years, better prepared for their chosen careers.