BrandonU responds to MOFA editorial, refutes comparisons to Laurentian, “death spiral”

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Brandon University has published an open letter responding to an editorial published by the Manitoba Organization of Faculty Associations (MOFA) in the Winnipeg Free Press. In the letter, BrandonU President Dr David Docherty disputes the allegations made in the editorial about the university and its financial stability, as well as the comparison to Laurentian University’s pre-CCAA circumstances. Instead, Docherty notes that the university’s budget is balanced annually and that there is “every reason for optimism” as the institution looks to the future. Docherty concludes by stating that both optimism and misleading rumour can be self-fulfilling prophecies for an institution.