uSask puts planned daycare on hold, cites lack of funding

March 20, 2014

The University of Saskatchewan has put a proposed daycare centre on hold while it attempts to secure adequate funding, the StarPhoenix reports. uSask’s board of governors had approved the proposal to build a daycare facility as part of the university’s College Quarter development project, which was announced as moving forward this past fall. The uSask board recently announced that “fundraising difficulties” have stalled the project. “We can't support something that isn't financially sustainable,” says Board Chair Susan Milburn. “The project is not off the table. We understand the need for it and we will do whatever we can to make the project happen in whatever form it takes.” uSask was given a $1-million grant from the Saskatchewan government, but the money wouldn't cover the project’s estimated costs. The board will revisit the proposal at a meeting on May 27. StarPhoenix