$12 million in research funding sounds like a good thing, but context is always important.
The federal government, in contrast, will be contributing 41%.
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.
Last week, the UCP cabinet gave Newman Theological College the ability to grant degrees.
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.”
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, […]
Yesterday, the minister of advanced education announced that the hiring of a private consulting firm to lead out on the new Alberta 2030 initiative.
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.
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.