Concordia to offer “Voluntary Departure Program” in response to QC budget cuts

September 26, 2014

Concordia University President Alan Shepard announced that the institution will offer administrative and support staff a “Voluntary Departure Program.” The program is being offered in order to help the university address what Shepard described as “budget compressions,” the result of recently announced cuts to provincial funding to PSE. “With the adoption of a budget by the government of Quebec in June, it was clear we would need to make adjustments to our 2014–2015 budget, aligning it with government allocations and expectations,” he said. Shepard also noted that the voluntary departure program was a suggestion put forward by the Concordia community. The budget cuts, Shepard said, “will require all of us to be resilient, resourceful, and innovative.” Concordia News | Montreal Gazette