MUN Grenfell lays off administrative jobs in face of operating budget cuts

May 1, 2018

CBC reports that Memorial University's Grenfell Campus has laid off three positions: Director of Student Services, Manager of Marketing and Communications, and a Coordinator in the Office of Research. MUN Grenfell’s VP Jeff Keshen told CBC that the university had to cut $1M after the provincial government reduced MUN’s Operating Budget by over $5M for the 2018-19 academic year. “When you have a target like that, it's not just us. When you look at the province as a whole, so many are going through the same process. We have to be mindful of the services we provide,” Keshen said. According to Grenfell, students should not notice any disruptions in service delivery as other staff will absorb the laid-off administrators’ duties. CBC