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Loyalist College to Open New Campus in Downtown Port Hope in Fall 2023

Belleville-based Loyalist College plans to open a new campus in downtown Port Hope, Ontario, in the fall of 2023.

The college made the announcement on Tuesday, noting that the new campus in the former St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School will offer programs for business, computer systems engineers and global project management. International applications are currently being accepted and domestic applications will begin in early October.

Loyalist College Acting President Mark Kirkpatrick made the announcement along with Port Hope Mayor Bob Sanderson, Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini, former College President Ann Marie Vaughan and college faculty and staff.

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“Our small, innovative team at Loyalist College is known for developing responsive programs that benefit students as well as our local industry and community partners in Quinte Bay,” said Kirkpatrick.

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“We are excited to share this vision and expertise with our neighboring community of Port Hope – a region that is also experiencing rapid growth with a shared commitment to giving back to its community. I would like to personally thank both Mayor Sanderson and Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan for recognizing the importance of removing barriers to education in this region and for championing this project.”

The college aims to welcome 120 students to the Port Hope campus by 2023, increasing to more than 400 by 2026. The college says its Pine Street location near downtown will help connect with local businesses dealing with precision farming and supply chain management.

Sanderson says the new campus emphasizes that the city is a place for “opportunity and growth.”

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“We are delighted that Loyalist College is building on the successes they have had since first programming in Port Hope in 2017,” he said. “Their presence in the community provides numerous benefits to the center and our entire community, and we commend Loyalist College for their progressive approach to delivering post-secondary education to Port Hope and Northumberland County.”

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