MHC, NSCAD announce staff cuts

June 19, 2015

Medicine Hat College and NSCAD University both announced job cuts this week. At MHC, the equivalent of 27.9 full-time positions will be eliminated in the 2015–16 budget, affecting 29 staff. Most of the cuts will be achieved through an early retirement program. The remaining cuts are mostly associated with the previously announced suspension of four programs. College officials said that the budget reflects a 1.4% reduction in funding and increases in operating costs. MHC also allocated part of its budget to create a new position dedicated to encouraging and supporting Indigenous learners. At NSCAD, nine custodial staff and eight administrative clerk positions have been cut. NSCAD announced Wednesday that the reduction in the institution’s workforce comes as part of a new organizational structure intended to improve administrative efficiency. Medicine Hat News | MHC News Release | Chronicle-Herald | NSCAD News Release