uMoncton calls on NB government to increase university funding

January 28, 2016

“It must be recognized that the Université de Moncton is currently receiving inadequate funding from the provincial government,” uMoncton President Raymond Théberge told CBC. As a result, the university is calling on New Brunswick to increase funding for the province’s universities in next week’s budget. According to Théberge, the funding formula hasn’t changed since 1979, and the university receives about 70% of its budget from the province. Without an increase in funding from the province, and a lifting of the tuition freeze, the school claims that NB’s universities will be in “a precarious financial situation.” CBC | uMoncton