UCalgary expects job losses in face of 2021 provincial budget cuts

October 16, 2020

The University of Calgary anticipates more provincial budget cuts in 2021, and CBC says that job cuts will be inevitable. UCalgary anticipates more layoffs next year, but is making plans to minimize these upcoming job losses. “We’re looking at things like retirement schemes, we’re looking at things like if somebody leaves university or retires about not replacing that person,” said UCalgary’s president Ed McCauley. McCauley says that an example of one area they may make more efficient is student counselling services; small faculties may be combined so that students get the counselling they need, but it is done more efficiently. UCalgary has also outlined a Growth Through Focus plan, which focuses on creating alternative revenue and increasing student enrollment. CBC (AB)