Monthly Archives: February 2011

Alberta budget offers little for students

Finance Minister Lloyd Snelgrove tabled the 2011 provincial budget in the Legislature, projecting a $3.4 billion deficit but offering little in the way of debt relief or improved classroom conditions for Alberta's university students. Total spending in Alberta Advanced Education and Technology is cut by $320 million, or 9.6% from 2010, most of that from

Congratulations to Hon. Greg Weadick, the new Minister of Advanced Education and Technology

The Honourable Greg Weadick is being sworn in as the new Minister of Advanced Education and Technology today following the resignation from that post by Doug Horner, who is running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives. Minister Weadick is certainly no stranger to the system, as an alumni of the University of Lethbridge and

U of A sets new dodgeball record

The University of Alberta once again is the proud holder of the world record for the largest dodgeball game. 2,012 students, faculty and staff divided into two teams, the Green and the Gold. Pure mayhem might be a fair way to describe what followed, as the two teams launched volley after volley at each other.

CAUS thanks Doug Horner

Our minister since 2006, Doug Horner, resigned today in order to run for the leadership of his party. Under his watch several significant initiatives happened in Alberta's post-secondary education system including the creation of two new universities and increasing enrolment. The system also faced a global economic downturn which saw a reduction in available resources