VIU addresses shortfall with work reductions, course section cuts

June 10, 2010

Vancouver Island University has slashed $4.7 million in order to balance its 2010-11 budget, and in making up the shortfall, the university has raised tuition by 2%, removed credit cards from tuition payment options, and instructed departments to cut an average of 3% out of their budgets. This will result in work reductions equalling fewer than 10 full-time employees, to be spread out across the institution. Department cuts have led to course section reductions, which has the student union's executive director worried that there will be a waiting list "crisis" in September. Nanaimo Daily News