Tagged Advanced Education

Alberta needs reasonable limit on university executives’ salaries

April 9 2018 — University of Alberta students recently protested a four-per-cent budget cut amid static executive salaries. Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt also condemned the U of A administration for these missteps. Furthermore, students criticized Ryerson University’s president for his salary when Ontario’s sunshine list was released last week. The presidents of those schools made…

U of C’s MLA talks working with student politicians

By Tina Shaygan, February 20 2018 — The Students’ Union president and vice-president external are tasked with advocating to all levels of government on behalf of students. Stephanie McLean, minister of Service Alberta and minister of status of women, and the Member of Legislative Assembly for the University of Calgary’s provincial riding is one of…

Tuition freeze extended another year

By Jason Herring and Tina Shaygan, November 30 2017 — Students studying at Alberta’s public universities won’t have to worry about tuition increasing for another year. Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt announced on Thursday morning in Edmonton that the Alberta government will extend the tuition freeze currently in place through the 2018–19 school year. Publicly…

Student advocacy group sets sights on deferred maintenance

By Daniel Huss, October 13 2017 — The Council of Alberta’s University Students (CAUS) is making growing maintenance debt an advocacy priority. Deferred maintenance debt at the University of Calgary has grown from under $100 million in 2000 to nearly $487 million in 2016. Deferred maintenance is repair work on campus delayed for future budgets….

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