Provincial cuts leave MUN on the hook for $8.9M

May 10, 2018

CBC reports that Memorial University must cut $8.9M from its base budget for the 2018-19 academic year. The university has reportedly slashed $30M from its budgets over the last seven years by deferring maintenance work as the provincial government has continued to impose cuts. “We really haven't addressed the long-term infrastructure issue,” said MUN President Gary Kachanoski. “Tearing down those buildings because they are simply not cost-effective to fix, I think, is a process that we are looking at now.” Kachanoski also told CBC that deficiencies in the university’s pension plan will be addressed in next year’s budget.