Tagged Marlin Schmidt

Province introduce post-secondary executive pay regulations

By Jason Herring, April 10 2018 — The provincial New Democratic Party announced new regulations for post-secondary executives’ salaries on April 10. According to the Alberta government, the changes aim to bring compensation in the province in line with the national average and are projected to save $5 million annually. Alberta post-secondary executive salaries are…

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…

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…

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