NAIT to cut up to 240 jobs in wake of Alberta post-secondary funding reduction

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology said Monday it will have to cut between seven and nine per cent of its staff — which means between 190 and 240 positions. In a statement, the post-secondary school pointed the finger at…

Questions remain over Rutherford Scholarship delay last August

For first year post-secondary students in Alberta, applying for the Rutherford Scholarship — worth up to $2,500 — is almost a no-brainer. In 2018, 19,024 students received the award, totaling more than $39 million. Applications typically open Aug. 1, but…

Universities over-budget; need to freeze travel, hiring, hosting: Alberta government

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 16, 2020 1:13 pm Updated January 16, 2020 1:14 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s advanced education minister says post-secondary schools are going…

Confusion reigned as government scrambled to get Rutherford scholarships online, documents show

Perplexed political staff and civil servants spent a week in July and August trying to understand why applications for Alberta’s largest post-secondary scholarship program didn’t open in time for the start of the 2019-20 school year. Perplexed political staff and…

Alta. universities, colleges say UCP funding cuts are ‘significant’, ‘a challenge’

Alberta universities and colleges are bracing themselves for the fallout from cuts to post-secondary education as a result of the province’s 2019 budget. Related News On Thursday, the budget for advanced education was slashed five per cent from 2018 and…

Universities and colleges preparing for 10 per cent cut next year, internal email says

Alberta post-secondary institutions are anticipating three consecutive years of cuts to public funding, according to an internal university email obtained by Postmedia. Alberta Minister of Advanced Education Demetrios Nicolaides said Alberta devotes more public funding to post-secondary education without getting…

Land swap leads to tentative city deal with NAIT to move on to Blatchford

The long talked about move to see NAIT expand its campus on to the old airport lands at Blatchford is now about to be completed. Marlin Schmidt, Alberta’s minister of Advanced Education, confirmed the agreement to Global News on Thursday. “There…