AB postsecondary institutions respond to Budget 2020 cuts

March 4, 2020

Following the Government of Alberta's 2020 Budget announcement last week, several institutions have spoken to anticipated cuts to make up for the funding shortfall. University of Calgary President Ed McCauley said that the reduction in funding represents a decrease of $26.7M to the Campus Alberta Grant, and could result in more positions lost at UCalgary. The SAIT Polytechnic has also announced it will be eliminating positions due to provincial budget cuts. Both postsecondary institutions in the Lethbridge region have noted concerns about the cuts, with University of Lethbridge President Mike Mahon and Lethbridge College President Paula Burns both anticipating changes to tuitions fees and potential employee layoffs. Calgary Herald | Global News (AB)