AB postsecondary institutions expecting three years of funding cuts, says leaked internal email

October 21, 2019

Alberta postsecondary institutions are expecting three consecutive years of public funding cuts according to an internal institutional email obtained by Postmedia. The email, written by department chair Brad Clark at Mount Royal University, reportedly indicates that the department is planning for 10% cuts in the first and second year, with a 5% cut in the third year. Clark has confirmed that he authored the email, adding that there is no panic about the funding cuts within the department, as he believes tuition increases could aid in offsetting lost public funding. AB Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides states that funding numbers have yet to be finalized for next week’s provincial budget. Edmonton Journal (AB)