USask College of Medicine made case for more money before SK reversed its cut

November 22, 2017

The Saskatchewan government chose to provide an additional $20M to the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine after examining the school’s annual financial statements and a formal request for more funding, reports the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Prior to the decision, the College was expected to suffer a $17M shortfall this year, which would have brought its deficit to $57M. “The success of the College of Medicine will not be fully achieved until sufficient provincial government funding is provided to address the structural deficit,” USask officials said in the report. “Ongoing relationships with government and the health region are essential in the long term to ensure that accreditation issues … are addressed and current momentum and progress continues.” Saskatoon StarPhoenix