uManitoba trims $14.4 M to achieve balanced budget

May 20, 2015

The University of Manitoba's board of governors voted yesterday on a balanced budget that includes $14.4 M in cuts. Faculty budgets will be cut by as much as 3.97% overall, while administrative departments will be trimmed by between 4% and 4.45%. International undergraduate student differential fee surcharges will increase by between 10% and 18% depending on the program. The budget reflects savings achieved through a voluntary retirement program as well as through a 2.5% increase in grants from the province. Students held a "funeral for education" prior to the board meeting to protest the cuts. Winnipeg Free Press