Alberta restores $50 million for universities and colleges

November 8, 2013

The Alberta government has increased funding to the Campus Alberta grants by $50 million to help Alberta's publicly-funded institutions address specific enrolment pressures and to “help ensure more students get the education they need.” The money is being awarded as a 2.6% increase of the Campus Alberta grant for the 20 institutions that saw a $147-million budget cut in the 2013 provincial budget. Alberta’s Advanced Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk says the $50 million is not one-time funding, but will be part of their base grants in future, reports the Globe and Mail. Alberta News Release | Globe and Mail