NB Student Alliance warns of implications of maintaining PSE funding freeze

June 12, 2015

The New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA) has raised concerns about reported deficits at the province’s universities, saying that unless the government steps in to increase funding, students will opt to not attend university or to pursue their education elsewhere. NBSA Executive Director Lindsay Handren noted that NB ranks eighth among Canadian provinces in public funding for universities; moreover, NB institutions must contend with frozen tuition fees and operating grants. University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell said that his institution will pursue increased revenues through student recruitment and retention, but Annie Sherry, Chair of NBSA, said that having students pick up the rising costs is not a sustainable solution. CTV News