3 thoughts on “Redeemer University at a Critical Crossroad as President Leaves “By Mutual Agreement”

  1. As an Ancaster resident of many years, and a MacMaster alumni, I have enjoyed the many events sponsored by Redeemer University in the past, including the wonderful Boris Brott Festivals. Two of my children graduated from RU so our family has been worried about the enrollment trends. Whether a new President can reverse existing enrollment trends remains to be seen. We live in hope.
    The issue of job prospects for graduates is a big one for all universities. However, I do not think that there is a connection between the RUC decline and the political troubles with the law school at Trinity Western in BC. Redeemer does not have the same kind of restrictive student pledges as TWU. What would make a difference for many private universities in Ontario is an increase in support from city and provincial authorities. Ontario has a very biased set of policies when it comes to the private sector in education. Perhaps our politicians could start practicing the multicultural ideals in our Constitution -diversity and equality- a bit more consistently.

  2. I wish the best for Redeemer. A strong RU is good for Hamilton, not least because many graduates go on to be extremely engaged citizens in our community! RU was teaching service and community engagement long before it became trendy.

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