Vice-President Finance and Resources Greg Fowler outlined the timeframe for for various stages of the TransformUS process as the taskforce reports are due to the president on Nov. 30.

Financial town hall stirs up questions about TransformUS

The Nov. 5 financial town hall began by outlining the University of Saskatchewan’s current financial state while combating the $44.5 million deficit projected for 2016. However, the focus quickly shifted to the crowd’s present priority: TransformUS.
The University of Saskatchewan is being forced to take a hard look at its internal operations and trim any excess fat. The school faces a looming deficit after the provincial government scaled back its annual operating grant.

University braces for more belt-tightening

Hundreds of faculty, staff and students descended on Convocation Hall over the lunch hour Nov. 20 as the university held its third town hall this year to update campus on its ripening strategy to slash spending by 8.5 per cent over the next four years.
Breakdown of U of S undergraduate student fees in 2012-13.

The cost of higher learning: U of S tuition by the numbers

Undergraduate tuition at the University of Saskatchewan is up 4.75 per cent this year and is projected to continue rising each year until 2016. The budget framework that accompanies the university’s four-year third integrated plan projects a tuition increase of 5.2 per cent for 2013-14, and an additional 4.5 per cent jump in each of the following two years.