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.
The University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors has approved the tuition rates for the 2012-13 academic year, according to an email distributed to students today by the Office of the Provost. The email outlined that for the next academic year, "undergraduate and graduate tuition rates will rise by an overall average of 4.4 per cent. Tuition
The University of Saskatchewan will be forced to trim spending over the next four years to make up for a lower-than-requested provincial operating grant. At an April 3 public meeting, Provost and Vice-President Academic Brett Fairbairn outlined the financial repercussions of the March 21 provincial budget, which left the university shortchanged after receiving just a 2.1
When Brad Wall’s government cancelled the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit, it caught many in the film industry flat-footed. The cancellation of the film credit was announced in Regina March 21 as a part of the 2012 budget. The elimination of the credit was part of an effort “to ensure provincial finances remain sustainable,” Culture Minister
There were few surprises at the March 6 annual public reporting session of the University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors. Board chairperson Nancy Hopkins began the meeting by acknowledging the low turnout and attributing it to the snowstorm. It was also the only public meeting the board will hold until next spring, and although this has
hen Stephen Harper famously declared that "ordinary people" don't care about arts funding during the 2008 election campaign, artists and arts groups were quickly forced to prove their worth. In 2009, $45 million was cut from the federal arts budget, and not long after, the government of B.C. made serious cuts of its own. Since those
The University of Alberta’s faculty of arts has found nearly $500,000 in savings by closing three vacant faculty positions, but must cut a further $1 million from its budget, dean of arts Lesley Cormack announced at a public forum on Jan. 18. Closing the faculty positions will result in fewer support staff positions being eliminated. The
Following a sizeable increase in provincial funding, we've laid out the budget by the numbers, as the university's financial footprint grows and triggers an increase in salary expenses.
Alberta has enjoyed the advantages of its flourishing oil and gas industries for decades, becoming an economic juggernaut in Canada. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan has struggled to maintain and grow its economy. It was only a few years ago that Saskatchewan was able to proclaim itself a “have” province.
All year, the USSU lobbied for improved childcare, better Aboriginal inclusion on campus, a provincial scholarship plan and for consistent tuition increases. The budget took all these issues into consideration.