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More permanent layoffs possible at University of Lethbridge this fall

This past May, the University of Lethbridge president and Local 053 of the Alberta Union of Public Employees signed a letter of understanding that set the parameters of definite layoff for unionized university support staff. The letter has an expiration date of 1 November 2020. A major part of the LOU was modifying section 31.3 […]

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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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Lethbridge College gets $3.35M to upgrade heating & cooling system

The provincial government announced last week that they’ll be giving Lethbridge College over $3 million for upgrading work.

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U of L gets $20M to upgrade 50-year-old heating & cooling system

The provincial government announced earlier this week that they’ll be giving the University of Lethbridge $20 million for upgrading work.

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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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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.