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‘Significant changes’ coming to Calgary universities in wake of cuts

Calgary universities

By Jeremy Nolais  Officials with a Calgary university will gather to grapple with an operating-budget deficit that nearly tripled on the release of a tough provincial budget last week. Mount Royal University had already said it may be forced to slash faculty positions or entire programs to compensate for a $5-million operating shortfall that would have existed even if the ... Read More »

Universities bearing the brunt of Alberta’s slash to education spending

University of Alberta

A $100-million cut to Alberta’s higher-education spending has knocked universities off balance even as they braced for a grim provincial budget. Overall spending within Alberta’s advanced education ministry will drop 3.6 per cent, but universities’ operating budgets are bearing the brunt of the pain, shedding 6.8 per cent in the coming year. At the same time, the province is promising ... Read More »

University of Calgary partners with Portage College to deliver bachelor of social work degree

In collaboration with the University of Calgary, students wanting to complete a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree are now able to study at Portage College in Lac La Biche. This cohort will begin classes in the fall of 2013 and receive classroom-based instruction delivered by the University of Calgary. Portage College Dean of Business, Arts and Humanities, Guy Gervais ... Read More »

Canada: No better place for new mineral resources program

Dr. Joel Cubley can’t think of a better place to teach Yukon College’s new Mineral Resources program than right here in Whitehorse. “There is such an incredibly varied natural geology to expose students to – right outside the classroom door,” said Cubley, instructor and coordinator for the one-year certificate and two-year diploma program. “The long history of mining in the ... Read More »

Canada: Redford announces $650 million for colleges, universities

Conservative leader Alison Redford announced a three-year, $650 million investment in colleges and universities across Alberta. The money will benefit NAIT, NorQuest, the University of Calgary, Lethbridge College and Mount Royal University. “There’s no doubt that post-secondary institutions in this province, no matter where they are, are the key to our future success,” Redford said at an announcement at Bow ... Read More »

US-Canadian joint degree program will focus on energy law

The University of Houston Law Center and the University of Calgary Faculty of Law plan to launch a program that will allow students to obtain U.S. and Canadian law degrees in four years. The International Energy Lawyers Program, as the initiative is called, will focus on preparing students to practice natural resources, energy and environmental law. Students will not have ... Read More »

Canadian university to slash 500 students to balance budget

Tuition fee hike of 1.45 per cent to match inflation  Enrolment at the University of Calgary is expected to be cut by as many as 500 students the school announced Tuesday as it posted a balanced budget and a nominal tuition fee hike. After staring down an almost $50-million deficit over the past few years, the school is now in ... Read More »

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