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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…

International application fee exemptions a positive gesture

The weeks since the inauguration of United States President Donald Trump have been tumultuous and characterized by controversial policies, “alternative facts” and widespread protests. But nothing has inspired as much global vitriol as Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order, which banned citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. The order restricts citizens from…

Tuition freeze not black and white

On Oct. 19, the Alberta government announced a one-year extension to the tuition freeze through the 2017—18 academic year. Normally, tuition is tied to the National Consumer Price Index and changes are voted on by a university’s Board of Governors. But with the freeze extended into the upcoming academic year, there will be no increases…

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