BrandonU needs support, oversight to avoid further financial difficulties: MOFA


In a recent article for the Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba Organization of Faculty Associations (MOFA) President Scott Forbes and MOFA VP Allison McCulloch discuss the precarious financial state of Brandon University. Forbes and McCulloch compare the university’s circumstances and context to those of Laurentian University and call for changes to ensure that BrandonU does not enter a similar financial spiral. These changes include an increase in public funding, greater financial transparency and a public audit of the university’s position, and the re-establishment of an arm’s-length body to perform its fiscal oversight. The authors also argue that the performance-based funding model proposed by the Government of Manitoba would make it more difficult for BrandonU to adapt.

Winnipeg Free Press (Acct. Req.)