A Canadian Christian school was denied official university status after a governmental board allegedly falsified the details of the school’s application.
Canada Christian College (CCC) is a mid-sized seminary near Toronto. In August of 2020, the school applied to obtain university status in hopes of adding non-theological degrees to its existing 14 degree program. The school ran into trouble when the Post-Secondary Quality Assurance Board — known as PEQAB — allegedly misrepresented the college in its recommendations report to the Minister of Colleges and Universities.
Part of the PEQAB process is to subject applicants to a preliminary panel review. The panel is designed for applicants to recognize their shortfalls and get their policies up to PEQAB’s standards before an official submission. According to Michael Reardon, the CCC’s academic dean, the school hit 17 of the benchmarks and fell short of 12.
Reardon told The Daily Wire that the school’s faculty worked tirelessly to adjust their policies and hire staff to meet PEQAB’s