UCalgary pauses privatization of bookstore management after student opposition

July 5, 2021
The University of Calgary has paused the privatization of its campus bookstore’s management after a recent consultation with over 3,000 students. The consultation saw 89% of students providing feedback indicating that they opposed the bookstore’s privatization. “We’ve decided that with the strong focus we have on the return to campus post-pandemic, that we really want to put a pause on the bookstore and first off focus on returning to campus,” said Linda Dalgetty, vice-president of finance at UCalgary. “But most importantly, understand clearly what the bookstore operations look like in a post-pandemic world, to ensure that any decisions are made with updated and proper information.” CBC (AB)