UCalgary announces that 250 jobs will be impacted by AB government funding cuts

November 20, 2019

The University of Calgary has announced that 250 jobs will be impacted by recent AB government funding cuts. Of those positions, 100 jobs will be eliminated through closing vacancies, retirements, and resignations. 150 layoffs will also reportedly be conducted in two rounds beginning this month. UCalgary told CBC that “no academic programs will be impacted this year, but strategic initiatives and projects have been slowed, deferred or cancelled, and other items like non-essential travel have been cut.” UCalgary has also announced plans to discuss any changes to tuition later this week during a town hall meeting. Amidst provincial budget cuts, other AB postsecondary institutions are also contemplating budgetary decisions. For example, MacEwan University told CBC that “the school does not have timelines in place yet,” regarding “reduction[s] in positions,” but said “it has to create a plan and submit it for government approval by Dec. 2.” CBC (1) | CBC (2) (AB)