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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.

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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.