Tagged post-secondary

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…

‘Short-sighted,’ ‘mean-spirited’: The uncertain future Canadian graduate students face studying in the United States

By Tina Shaygan, November 22 2017 — Many Canadians pursuing higher education take their studies south of the border in order to take advantage of funding or to attend schools that offer opportunities in niche areas of research. For many of these students, the tax plan proposed by the Republican party could be devastating, leaving them with only…

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…

Elizabeth Cannon top earner on U of C’s 2016 Sunshine List

By Sean Willett and Jason Herring, July 21 2017 — The University of Calgary has released its latest “Sunshine List,” which details all U of C employees who earned more than $126,375 in 2016. This is the second year that Alberta post-secondary institutions have been mandated to disclose staff compensation under the provincial government’s Public…

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,…

University degrees no longer a path to careers

By Emma Gammans, February 7 2017 — Alberta’s current economy isn’t particularly welcoming to those graduating and looking to kick-start their careers. During his town hall at the University of Calgary, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “Alberta is struggling and has been struggling for the past few years, but at the same time I know…

Research and teaching go hand-in-hand for University of Calgary arts professors

By Tina Shaygan, October 25 2016 — Of the activities that could enrich the “student experience,” getting involved with research may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But conducting research at an undergraduate level is the foundation of higher education. For those not involved in undergraduate research themselves, it may seem far…

Alberta government extends tuition freeze by one year

By Scott Strasser, October 20 2016 — The provincial government announced Oct. 19 that the tuition freeze currently in place for post-secondary institutions in Alberta will be extended through the 2017–18 academic year. The Alberta New Democratic Party implemented the two-year tuition freeze back in September 2015. Originally set to expire next fall, the freeze…

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