ACAD’s new university status requires a boost in funding: opinion

March 9, 2018

“The Alberta College of Art and Design’s official designation as a university is most welcome and overdue,” writes David Marsden for the Calgary Herald. “The problem is the provincial government seems half-hearted in its acknowledgment of ACAD’s role in not only helping artists reach their own creative potential, but contribute to our culture and the economy through their talents.” Marsden argues that without a commensurate funding increase to go with its university status, ACAD will not be able to make much-needed upgrades to its facility. “Our building is very outdated, it isn’t as functional as it could be, so we are working on how we can modernize it,” says ACAD President Daniel Doz, who adds that efficient use of the space could allow the school to admit more students. Calgary Herald