SK budget forces URegina’s hand on layoffs: Timmons

April 13, 2018

The University of Regina has no choice but to introduce layoffs due to the most recent Saskatchewan budget, says university President Vianne Timmons. Global News reports that provincial funding for universities will remain at 2017-18 levels, which were reduced by 5% from 2016-17. “It’s going to be a challenging budget for us, because we have costs that we can’t control that are increasing all the time,” Timmons said. “So last year we actually did lay-off over 20 people, so we did have to lay-off full time people. We will be doing the same this year. We will be having to cut positions.” Global reports that in addition to the layoffs last year, 11 vacant positions at URegina have gone unfilled. Global News