UWO freezes salaries of senior administration

March 13, 2009

In an effort to stave off layoffs and other cutbacks, the University of Western Ontario announced last Thursday a one-year salary freeze for 26 senior administrators,  including vice-presidents, associate vice-presidents, vice-provosts, deans, and the university librarian. News that outgoing president Paul Davenport will receive a $700,000 golden handshake and a $100,000-plus annual pension is raising concerns with the faculty association, whose president wonders how many jobs would be saved if Davenport received a regular pension. The association is trying to get a look at any contract signed by incoming president Amit Chakma, who begins his term in July. Western News | London Free Press