MUN freezes grad student funding

March 3, 2010

Memorial University has temporarily frozen its graduate student funding in a bid to get a $2-million shortfall under control. The school of graduate studies' dean says enrolment has grown faster than provincial funding. The president of the university's faculty association says not only will the freeze affect faculty and students who are conducting research, but also the institution's reputation. MUN professor Dale Kirby says the move is inopportune, given that the university's strategic plan calls for an increase in the proportion of grad students. St. John's Telegram | CBC | Adventures in Canadian Post-Secondary Education (Dale Kirby's blog)