UQ network calls for improved funding in order to fulfill mission, close graduation gap


In an open letter co-signed by the leaders of the Université du Québec network, UQuébec President Alexandrew Cloutier calls for a review of the network’s funding. Cloutier writes that while the UQ network is the largest French university network in the Americas and serves nearly a third of the student population in Quebec, the institution’s funding structure limits its ability to fulfill its mission and address issues such as the graduation gap between QC and provinces like Ontario. Anne-Marie Provost spoke to Cloutier about the open letter, and Cloutier shared that the additional funding could go toward improving student supports, faculty supervision rates, administrative supports, and more. Cloutier stated that the network is not interested in increasing tuition to address the funding gap.

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