UVic announces $13M cut to operating budget

The University of Victoria will cut $13M (4%) out of its operating budget, reports the Times Colonist. The changes will be made to further address declining revenue due to a predicted decrease in the number of international student enrolments. UVic says that it will be necessary to reduce its staff, but that it will work with unions to minimize involuntary layoffs. The university’s VPs will decide on the reductions by department; some departments—such as the Student Wellness Centre and the Centre for Accessible Learning—will not face reductions. Times Colonist reports that UVic is not planning to increase tuition. Instead, the university intends to market itself to potential international students in Southeast Asia and the United States.

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