Ontario universities warn some programs "a little bit at risk"

April 17, 2008

The Council of Ontario Universities reports that skyrocketing enrolment is forcing universities across the province to consider cutting courses and leaving vacancies created by retiring faculty in order to balance their budgets.  COU is calling on the provincial government to reassess long-term PSE funding due to this year's 5% application increase.  While infrastructure funds have been provided, the schools have yet to see any increase in operating funding.  McMaster University in particular has gone on record that there will likely be fewer faculty on campus next year despite "overflowing classrooms." CBC | The Toronto Star