AB delays performance-based funding model, will launch review of AB postsecondary

June 4, 2020

The Government of Alberta has announced that the performance-based funding model for the province’s public postsecondary sector will be delayed for at least a year due to the pandemic. AB Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides explained that COVID-19 has created too much uncertainty around postsecondary enrolment for the upcoming year to immediately proceed with the new funding model. However, Nicolaides also indicated that he is still committed to the funding model and wants it in place for the 2021-22 school year. In addition, Nicolaides indicated that a broad review of AB's postsecondary institutions will also begin soon. CBC (AB)