Category Archives: Budget/Crisis

OCUFA Conference: Academia in the Age of Austerity, Jan. 10-11 2013 (posted 15 October 2012)

As emailed by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations to members, 15 October 2012: Governments in Canada and elsewhere have embraced “austerity” as a necessary public policy to eliminate budgetary deficits and ensure future prosperity.  How has this “austerity … Continue reading

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So you think you can budget?

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives As the start to this week’s budget marathon,the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives just officially released the “So you think you can budget?” tool It allows you to check off the programs you like, see … Continue reading

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OCUFA Report: On the mend.

OCUFA Report March 1, 2011 On the mend: university endowment funds rebounding The endowment funds of Canadian universities are on the rise, with the rebound in the market being partly responsible. (Others factors affecting a fund’s balance sheet are: withdrawals … Continue reading

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From PSAC Local 901: Top Administrators at Queen’s should lead by Example

From PSAC Local 901 Blog on February 5, 2011 http://www.psac901.org/ We are now approaching University budget season. Alongside the presentation of the new budget, one should expect the usual chorus of explanations for the University’s financial crisis: “times are tough”; … Continue reading

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A Reprieve Is Possible for Frye Centre at U. of Toronto.

By Karen Birchard Excerpt from: The Chronicle, October 29, 2010. The University of Toronto’s internationally renowned Centre for Comparative Literature, founded in 1969 by the literary theorist Northrop Frye, is remaining open for the foreseeable future. The center faced closure … Continue reading

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British Universities Will See Budget Cuts of 40% Under National Austerity Plan

By Aisha Labi and Beth McMurtrie From: The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 22, 2010 Higher education will suffer major budget cuts under a comprehensive spending review released last week by the British government. The report outlines the coalition government’s … Continue reading

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CEOs of Ontario’s hospitals, universities ordered to post expenses

By KAREN HOWLETT Globe and Mail, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 Chief executive officers of hospitals and universities will be required to post their expenses online in the latest initiative by Ontario’s government to put the public sector on a shorter … Continue reading

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