Advocacy Documents

The following documents are messages sent from the MRFA to various groups in response to the funding cuts to post-secondary education in Alberta and related issues.

Advocacy and Union Support Letters

Data and Resources

Press Releases

The following articles include statements made by the MRFA regarding the cuts to post-secondary education in Alberta. Sorted chronologically.

Mount Royal University braces for cuts, despite new money from province

May 16, 2018 – CBC Article citing internal Memos (no comment provided by MRFA in the midst of negotiations with the Board)

MRU Faculty Hoping for No Cut in NDP Budget

October 26, 2015 – 660 News interview with Marc Schroeder

Letter to the Editor: Revenue is Premier Prentice’s Biggest Problem (“More Revenue Needed”).

Cross, Gerry. Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta] 27 Sept 2014

Province restores $50M to schools; Post-secondary institutions seek stable funding

Gerein, Keith; Howell, Trevor. Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta] 07 Nov 2013: A.3

Impact of Alberta post-secondary cuts felt across the province/Les conséquences des compressions dans l’enseignement postsecondaire en Alberta se font sentir dans toute la province

Anonymous. CAUT Bulletin 60.7(Sep 2013): A1,A5,A7

Universities raise alarm over effect of $147M budget cut; Worst blow since the 1930s, professors say

Gignac, Tamara. Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta] 17 Aug 2013: A.4

MRU staff say big cuts will hurt community; Eight diploma programs to be slashed

Ferguson, Eva. Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta] 29 May 2013: B.2

MRU taking axe to courses; University looking to halt intake for eight programs

Weismiller, Bryan. Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta] 17 Apr 2013: A.1

Frustrated Alberta students, faculty protest education cuts

Ferguson, Eva. Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta] 11 Apr 2013: B.1

Alta. students, faculty protest education cuts

Ferguson, Eva. Leader Post [Regina, Sask] 11 Apr 2013: B.5

Mount Royal students to protest funding cuts

Weismiller, Bryan. Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta] 05 Apr 2013: B.4

Higher learning handed revamp; Overhaul of post-secondary system called ‘non-negotiable’

Weismiller, Bryan. Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta] 25 Mar 2013: A.1

Weighing the harm

Cross, Gerry. Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta] 15 Mar 2013: A.13

The following articles include statements made by the MRFA on other matters related to post-secondary education in general or MRU specifically

MRFA Press Release on Extraordinary Meeting Related to Budget Matters

Schroeder, Marc. MRFA President, 2014-2016

MRU Faculty Worry Code of Conduct will Infringe on Freedoms

Pike, Helen. The Metro. [Calgary, Alta] 27 Oct 2015

MRFA Input on PSLA Labour Amendments for Academic Staff

Marc Schroeder. 16 Nov 2015