AB should invest in postsecondary institutions to support young Albertans: Editorial

News Opinion

In a recent editorial for the Edmonton Journal, University of Alberta President Bill Flanagan and University of Calgary President Ed McCauley discuss how postsecondary investments could keep more of Alberta’s young people in the province. Flanagan and McCauley write that AB’s strongest asset is its people, but many young Albertans have chosen to leave for their education and will never come back. With AB’s 18-to-24-year-old population projected to grow by over 20% by 2030, the authors encourage the province to invest in postsecondary to give these individuals the opportunity to stay in AB, set down roots, and fill labour shortages.

Edmonton Journal