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…

The MacKinnon report suggested it: But what is performance-based funding for schools and universities?

When a blue-ribbon panel was tasked with studying how Alberta could balance its budget within three years, it recommended an education funding approach that has rarely been used in Canada. The MacKinnon blue-ribbon panel report into Alberta’s spending suggested the…

‘They’ll make the rules’: critics concerned about process of post-secondary board appointments

Faculty associations and ousted board members are raising questions about how and why Alberta’s provincial government is overhauling membership on post-secondary institution boards. Michael Phair, the ousted board chair of the University of Alberta board of governors, said he questions…

College president disputes MacKinnon panel report’s statement on low completion rates at Alberta post secondaries

The graduation rate data included in an influential blue ribbon panel report last week may paint an inaccurate picture of Alberta post-secondary students’ success, said the head of one institution caught in its crosshairs. Former Saskatchewan finance minister Janice MacKinnon…