Growing high school student numbers, economic opportunities make now the time for investment in AB PSE: Flanagan

News Opinion

“If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that the world — and the global economy — can go through seismic shifts in a relatively short amount of time,” writes University of Alberta President Bill Flanagan in an editorial for the Edmonton Journal. Flanagan draws on recent labour market and economic reports about Alberta, as well as the projected growing number of high school graduates, to argue that it is the ideal time to invest in postsecondary education. Flanagan notes that, as part of UAlberta’s push to grow and support the province’s workforce, the university has recently proposed a plan to the provincial government to grow by 3,500 students and reach over 50,000 students by 2026.

Edmonton Journal