MRU provost leaves amidst budget discussions

March 30, 2016

The provost and vice-president at Mount Royal University has left her post as the university works to address concerns raised about its forthcoming budget. Kathryn Shailer declined to comment to the Calgary Herald following her departure, and the university has reportedly not confirmed whether she resigned or was terminated. The university’s faculty association recently voiced criticism and concern about $4.3 M in alleged cuts to the school’s budget. MRU President David Docherty has countered these claims by insisting that ongoing discussions have been about the extent of proposed budget increases rather than cuts. Docherty scheduled a town hall meeting for yesterday to discuss the upcoming budget. Calgary Herald | CBC | Calgary Sun