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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…

CAUS announces priorities for year

By Jason Herring, September 4 2017 — Affordability of education and increased institutional funding are among the issues that Alberta student executives plan to advocate for this year. The Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) released their 2017–18 priorities list in late July. CAUS is an advocacy group consisting of student executives from major Alberta post-secondaries…

Alberta should cap pay for university executives

July 25, 2017 — Administrators at Alberta post-secondary institutions are rolling in the green. According to the University of Calgary’s 2016 consolidated financial statements, president Elizabeth Cannon received $943,000 during the year between her base salary, cash benefits and non-cash benefits. University of Alberta president David Turpin made $888,000 in 2016, according to the U…

Alberta NDP propose pay cap for top university executives

By Sean Willett, July 20 2017 — University administrators in Alberta may face a pay cut in 2018. As a part of the Alberta NDP government’s ongoing agencies, boards and commissions (ABC) review, advanced education minister Marlin Schmidt is proposing compensation limits for university executives. Schmidt intends to submit his recommendations to cabinet this fall,…

Province announces $25.8-million post-secondary mental health fund

By Sean Willett, June 20 2017 — The Alberta NDP is investing $25.8 million into post-secondary mental health initiatives over the next three years. Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt made the announcement Tuesday morning during the 2017 Wellness Summit, a mental health-themed event hosted at the University of Calgary. This funding will be implemented…

Faculty association surprised by revised labour legislature

By Saima Asad, May 30 2017 — The NDP government passed Bill 7: An Act to Enhance Post-Secondary Bargaining on May 4 amid ongoing negotiations between the University of Calgary and the U of C Faculty Association (TUCFA). The legislation came as a surprise to TUCFA. “We’re pretty astonished that a so-called labour-friendly government would do this…

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