The Government of Nova Scotia has signed new, one-year funding agreements with the province’s 10 universities. “These agreements take a student-centred approach and recognize the unique differences of each university,” said NS Minister of Advanced Education Brian Wong. We have built in several accountability measures tied to student housing, healthcare training and planning for a more sustainable and successful future.” The agreements include changes to tuition, tuition caps, and annual operating grants. Institutions will also be required to fill health program seats to at least 97%, develop international student sustainability plans, and take steps to increase student housing. The universities have been tasked with working together to reduce administrative expenses by at least 5%. Longer-term agreements will be finalized in the coming year.