New University of Alberta president proposes major restructuring

University of Alberta president-elect Bill Flanagan says a major funding shortfall by the Alberta government has prompted the school to start restructuring now. As Kendra Slugoski explains, he is proposing combining some of the 18 faculties to save money —…

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…