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Jobs being eliminated at the U of C following provincial funding cuts

Last Updated Nov 19, 2019 at 6:22 am MDT

CALGARY – The University of Calgary says 250 positions are being eliminated due to provincial funding cuts.

The school held a budget town hall on Monday afternoon to explain how it will deal with a $33-million reduction in funding in the middle of the school year.

“About 100 of those are through giving up vacancies, retirements, and resignations,” explained U of C Provost and Vice-President Dru Marshal.

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“That means those positions will then not be rehired again.”

The other 150 jobs will be terminations. The province also lifted a freeze on tuition, allowing schools to raise tuition by as much as seven per cent each of the next three years.

The school plans to detail what it is doing on tuition during another town hall later this week.