“Stoned to death with popcorn”: MacEwan president weighs in on tuition freeze

October 31, 2016

Facing Alberta’s continuing tuition freeze is like “being stoned to death with popcorn,” says MacEwan University President David Atkinson. Joining university leaders like University of Alberta President David Turpin, Atkinson said last week that the AB government’s announcement that it will extend the province’s tuition freeze would create a shortfall for his university. “The only thing that is impacted is the quality of what it is that we offer and there are inevitably certain consequences—we offer fewer classes, the variety and diversity of offerings is diminished, there are more part-time instructors and class sizes get bigger,” adds Atkinson. Edmonton Journal