URegina student union says students negatively impacted by provincial cuts

May 10, 2017

Reduced funding by the provincial government has forced the University of Regina to make major cuts to their staff and services, which URegina Student Union President Jermain McKenzie says has had an impact on students. “The government or the university administration don’t live with those realities—they’re just looking at the cold raw numbers,” said McKenzie. “But I have to live with the experiences and the emotions these students show, when they come in here and realize that the investment that they made here could be under threat because of another increase.” URegina President Vianne Timmons pointed to other challenges that the cuts will pose, including bigger class sizes and the closure of a research centre. Global News