New UQAM rector promises to compromise, not bully

December 19, 2007

The Université de Québec à Montréal's new Rector has been called a "strong-arm" brought in to keep unions in their place and cut costs.  Claude Corbo says, rather, that he will not "bulldoze and destroy," but be a "man of consensus and compromise."  The Rector is calling for rapid and dramatic changes at UQAM, starting in the new year.  UQAM is struggling under the weight of an underfunded real estate project, which is costing $106 million more than planned.