PSE in the News

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The links below are intended to provide our members with quick access to news stories on Post-secondary education in Canada.


Other news stories affecting faculty would be welcome and can be sent to 


March 2017 

Academics warn of dangerous dependency on international student fees. (May, 2016) CAUT Bulletin. Retrieved from

Basser, I. (2016, November 20) Foreign ExchangeThe Sunday Edition CBC Radio. Retrieved from 

Graney, J. (2017, March 13) University of Alberta looks to diversify international student baseEdmonton Journal. Retrieved from 

MacMillan, E. (2016, February 16) International students changing the makeup of Maritime university coursesCBC News.


February 2017 

Jonker, L., & Hicks, M. (2014). Teaching Loads and Research Outputs of Ontario University Faculty Members: Implications for Productivity and Differentiation. Toronto: Higher Ed Quality Council of Ontario.

Monaghan, P. (2017, February 12) Making Committee Service CountThe Chronicle of Higher Education.

Riddell, J. (2016, February 10) One size does not fit all with promotion, tenure and reviewUniversity Affairs.


April 2015

Alberta students increasingly considering US universities

Rock says that to foster innovation, Canada must invest in Universities

U of C plans to freeze executive pay after provincial budget cuts


March 2015

Calgary sees 200% increase in qualified students being denied post-secondary access

uALberta budget assumes no cuts to Campus Alberta Grant; reduces spending by 1.5%

Most Albertans want more investment in PSE despite economic conditions


February 2015

University of Calgary Admission Requirements May Increase With Alberta’s Population

Calgary’s Mount Royal University Plans to expand degrees, boost enrollment by 60%

After ‘Double Whammy’ MRU Faculty Plan to Speak Out Against Alberta Funding Cuts

Calgary’s Mount Royal University to pitch province on adding senate, chancellor


January 2015

Benefits accrued by vice-president at cash-strapped Mount Royal University deemed ‘crazy

Compensation of Alberta's top university and college execs reignites calls for review

Mount Royal University officials expect deficit to grow with ‘new fiscal reality’


December 2014

Dropping oil prices may affect Alberta’s future PSE budgets

Article says PSE institutions should increase focus on older students


November 2014 

Universities say foreign worker crackdown makes recruitment difficult

Questions raised about University of Calgary bursaries buoyed by tuition hikes


October 2014 

Opposition candidates decry broken promises

Province committed to restoring funds cuts from Alberta’s post-secondary schools: Minister

Alberta student leaders say they’re being left in dark on tuition pitches


September 2014

AB’s opposition party promises tuition caps and loan relief for students who work in high-demand areas

Housing markets leave many students scrambling for accommodations

AUCC launches new online resource for students planning PSE

Most university undergrads now taught by poorly paid part-timers

Faculty jobs are rare, by Canada still needs its Phds

University costs to rise 13% over 4 years: report

University of Saskatchewan ends TransformUS program, sets specific priorities








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