Institutions, leadership respond to 2022 Alberta Budget

Postsecondary institutions and leadership in Alberta are continuing to respond to the recently released 2022 Alberta Budget. In a recent CBC article, Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi critiqued the budget, saying that it favours Calgary and the rest of AB over Edmonton. Sohi said that Calgary has received funding for several new projects, including $59M for the University of Calgary’s expansion of its veterinary school and $41M to build a centre of excellence for culinary arts at SAIT. Medicine Hat News reports that Medicine Hat College lost 1% of its Operating and Program Support Base Grant, and Lethbridge News Now reports that Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge have also received budget cuts of 5.7% and 5.1%, respectively. Leadership at all three institutions indicated that they were “pleased” to see aspects of the budget such as alignment with the Alberta 2030 strategy and targeted enrolment expansion. Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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