Universities lay off staff, prepare for lower enrolment

June 30, 2020

Several universities have announced layoffs as they face uncertain projections and brace for lower enrolment this Fall. At Mount Allison University, 36 employees have been laid off, 25 of which have been given an expected date of return, and an additional 16 have had their hours reduced. At Cape Breton University, 60 term jobs were eliminated and an additional 40 people were laid off during the summer. CBU additionally rolled back wages by up to 10 percent for some staff and administrators and cancelled all work-related travel. At the University of Saskatchewan, the equivalent of 14 full-time positions were eliminated from the research office. CBC (Mount Allison) | CBC (CBU) | The Star Phoenix (USask) (NB, NS, SK)