Schools announce layoffs, departures

June 8, 2020

More Canadian colleges and universities are announcing employee layoffs and departures. Keyano College has laid off 13 full-time positions, saving the school $1.2M, which Fort McMurray Today says is equivalent to 6% of the college’s budgeted workforce during the 2019-20 academic year. The college says the layoffs are due to “changing economic circumstances.” Meanwhile, CTV reports that, a few weeks after laying off “several dozen employees, Mount Royal University is parting ways” with provost and academic vice-president Lesley Brown. A reason was not provided for Brown’s departure. Fort McMurray Today (Keyano) | CTV News (MRU) (AB)