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Why the UCP are investing $40M into postsecondary infrastructure

The government will be shelling out over $39M for 6 projects. They claim the projects will lead to 228 jobs. But there are 3 things to keep in mind.

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Newman Theological College 6th religious school in Alberta to grant degrees

Last week, the UCP cabinet gave Newman Theological College the ability to grant degrees.

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UCP to go after federal grants after cutting postsecondary funding by $2.7B

Last week, the Alberta government announced a working group to “engage the federal government to get Alberta’s post-secondary institutions their fair share of research dollars.”

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University of Lethbridge loses over $20.5 million in provincial funding

The University of Lethbridge recently released their 2020–2021 budget, and, well, it’s not good news. To start with, the province has significantly reduced operating funding for the university by the following amounts for this new budget year: $6,317,734 less in the operating grant $365,000 less in student mental health support funding Elimination of targeted enrolment, […]

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UCP paying private firm $3.7 million to “renew and transform” post-secondary education

Yesterday, the minister of advanced education announced that the hiring of a private consulting firm to lead out on the new Alberta 2030 initiative.

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University of Lethbridge cutting budget by nearly $9M

The good news is that the advanced education minister has postponed performance-based funding. The bad news is that the expenditure targets will still be in place.

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Alberta isn’t even trying to hide its postsecondary cuts

There’s a reason why the minister of advanced education isn’t claiming that they’re maintaining postsecondary spending. Because they aren’t. Not even close.