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Laurentian University Selects Transformation Consultant

Deloitte chosen to support operational transformation

(May 1, 2023 - Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) - Laurentian University is on the path to growing its reputation and gaining recognition for its important contributions within Canada’s post-secondary education ecosystem, building on the strength of its tricultural identity and bilingual mandate.

As a step towards achieving this goal, Laurentian University has selected Deloitte to support the University’s operational transformation. The selection process for this important work began in November, 2022 and included a public request for proposals. 

Deloitte provides expertise in supporting organizations through transformational restructuring and significant experience working with both public and private entities. 

“We are pleased to be able to make this announcement as it signals an important milestone in the University’s renewal. Choosing the right partner to support the University through this process is key to ensuring a successful transformation,” said Dr. Sheila Embleton, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor of Laurentian University.

The first step of the project will see a detailed Transformation Plan developed through discussion and collaboration with the University’s Transformation Consulting Group, campus leaders, and members of the Laurentian community. The Plan, which is a requirement of the court-approved Amended Plan of Compromise and Arrangement, will consider recommendations provided by Ontario’s Auditor General, the NOUS report, and suggestions generated within the Laurentian community. The Plan will include: overall goals of the transformation, priorities, deliverables, sequencing of projects, a timeline for implementation, and required resources. 

The work to develop the Transformation Plan will begin immediately and is slated to be completed by fall 2023.