Funding freeze forces Calgary institutions to turn students away

September 1, 2010

A PSE funding freeze in Alberta has meant a large number of students are being turned away by several Calgary institutions. As a result of the freeze, uCalgary, Mount Royal University, and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology are all maintaining last year's enrolment numbers for the 2010-11 academic year. "Unless something changes with funding, (enrolment) will be flat for a year or two," says Mount Royal's VP academic. Bow Valley College is not in the same situation, as full-time career program enrolment at the school has increased by 21%. The college's north campus, which opened in May, added space for 500 more students. Calgary Herald