uAlberta doctoral student ranks governance at prairie universities

January 19, 2016

“Universities are the guardians of intellectual freedom and creators of knowledge,” writes University of Alberta PhD student Brayden Whitlock for the Winnipeg Free Press. Therefore, it is important to supervise their control and governance. Whitlock looked at universities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, examining their governing legislation to assign them grades. In his view, the University of Saskatchewan came out on top, receiving an A grade, for its separation of powers between a board, senate, and council. The University of Winnipeg, by contrast, came under criticism from Whitlock for the strong role played by members of the United Church of Canada on its governing body. Winnipeg Free Press