BC budget commits nearly $2 billion for PSE

March 2, 2010

The BC government's latest budget, announced yesterday, maintains funding for post-secondary schools at $1.88 billion for 2010-11, including a $55-million increase added in the 2009 budget for institutions. This year's budget contains an increase of $11 million over last year in order to fund a committed expansion of medical training spaces across the province. The budget reiterates the province's commitment to relocate the Emily Carr University of Art + Design to the Great Northern Way campus, and to provide HST rebates to universities and public colleges. BC News Release | BC 2010 Budget and Fiscal Plan