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…

NDP warns report portends huge tuition hikes for post-secondary students

As Opposition NDP Leader Rachel Notley warned students of likely university tuition hikes, University of Alberta students Lochlann Kerr and Deven Shukle were thinking about their younger brothers. NDP advanced education critic David Eggen, left, and Opposition Leader Rachel Notley…

Minister says action coming on MacKinnon report on Alberta’s post-secondary system

Alberta’s advanced education minister says he hopes to soon announce action on a report that characterizes the province’s post-secondary system as rudderless and rife with duplication and overlap. Demetrios Nicolaides, in the meantime, is being non-committal on how he will…

‘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…