uWinnipeg president stresses need for self-sufficiency

September 5, 2013

Outgoing University of Winnipeg president Lloyd Axworthy gave his final state of the university address this week, warning the campus community that uWinnipeg needs to work on becoming self-sufficient, as “there’s no provincial money coming to the rescue.” Axworthy vowed to cut $1 million from administration this year, following 3 years of salary freezes and reductions. He also pointed to several faculties that are already generating revenue, such as education and business, noting that there is potential for others to “be creative” and find resources. Axworthy highlighted several capital projects underway, such as the RecPlex indoor soccer complex and wellness centre, but noted that no new capital initiatives will be launched this year. Axworthy also noted the importance of education in the liberal arts, stating the need to make a “bold statement” on the value of such degrees. Winnipeg Free Press