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AB university grads least likely to have a job

Compared to the other 9 provinces in Canada, Alberta saw the smallest increase in the number of university-educated workers employed in the province, since the UCP gained power.

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The UCP’s postsecondary shell game in Grande Prairie

The UCP recently announced $342,000 in funding for Northwestern Polytechnic. But that’s after cutting their grant funding by millions of dollars since taking power.

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UCP cut postsec R&D funding by $50M in first 2 years

Plus, we’re spending less now than we were 10 years ago, the second worst performance in the country.

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Concordia sessional instructors try to unionize

The union filing the application already represents part-time instructors at Athabasca University.

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New AB budget continues UCP war on students

The UCP government issued their 4th provincial budget last week, and postsecondary students are getting dumped on. Again.

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Why is the U of L board limiting faculty pay raises?

ULFA has already agreed to 3 years of wage freezes, and they’re proposing an increase in the final year of just one percentage point more than what the board is offering.

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U of L faculty association may hold strike vote on 1 Feb

After 9 mediation sessions failed to make any significant headways in collective bargaining, ULFA may hold a strike vote in 2 weeks.

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Alberta postsecondary staff have been receiving smaller wage increases for years

Earlier this month, the Alberta government published the collective agreement wage tables, effective as of October 2021. The monthly update shows the wage increases for post-secondary academic and non-academic employees, as negotiated in bargaining sessions between employee groups and the postsecondary institutions where they worked. The data dates back to 2006. I’m going to focus […]

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UCP govt to cut postsecondary spending by $1.5 billion

That number increases to more than $3.5 billion if you factor in inflation and population growth.

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Election 2021

Where I stand on postsecondary education

A voter sent me this question: What is your view on post secondary education? How will you support students and faculty? I’ve already seen the effects of budget cuts, and the semester hasn’t even started yet! I understand you spent some time at the U of L, so I’m curious if you will honor that […]