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Where I stand on postsecondary education

A voter sent me this question: What is your view on post secondary education? How will you support students and faculty? I’ve already seen the effects of budget cuts, and the semester hasn’t even started yet! I understand you spent some time at the U of L, so I’m curious if you will honor that […]

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U of L has lost over $16M in provincial grant under UCP government

They expect $8 million more in revenue from tuition and fees this year than they received 2 years ago. Plus, they’ve already laid off over 100 faculty and staff.

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UCP cancels plans for 2 new universities

The NDP had announced the new universities for Red Deer and Grande Prairie 3 years ago. They’re being replaced with polytechnics instead.

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University pension plan drops AIMCO as fund manager

The Universities Academic Pension Plan late last year decided to switch fund managers for their public equity funds after AIMCO failed to meet benchmarks.

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Alberta releases its new postsecondary strategy

Last year, the UCP government spent nearly $4 million to a private firm to “renew and transform” post-secondary education. Here’s what $4 million got us.

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UCP cancel plans to kill Persons Case Scholarship. Sort of.

And just when we were starting to think they hate women.

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UCP promise U of A, U of C $18M for research, but there’s a catch

$12 million in research funding sounds like a good thing, but context is always important.

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UCP to cover 0.2% of funding costs for 4 new infrastructure projects

The federal government, in contrast, will be contributing 41%.

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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.