uRegina leadership narrowly confirmed

September 30, 2013

The University of Regina’s Council -- made up of permanent professors and some students -- last week held a motion to have a vote of non-confidence against the university’s president and provost that failed by just one vote (135 to 134). uRegina President Vianne Timmons has pledged to hold a town hall meeting within a month to discuss the issues raised by the motion, which include concerns with the financial management of the university. uRegina has seen 2 straight years of 3% budget cuts. Faculty have also expressed concerns that non-academic jobs and costs have risen at the expense of academic priorities over the last decade. “I have a lot of work to do to address the concerns of the people who voted for the motion,” says Timmons. Globe and Mail