Budget 2022-23 was a fail for higher education

As CUPE research dives into the fine print of the 2022-23 provincial budget, it is clear that post-secondary education was given the short end of the stick.

While there was an increase in funding for capital projects, there was no investment in students and no help for skyrocketing tuition fees. If you combine all the budget lines (operating, supplementary, scholarship and capital), here is the annual increase to funding this year:

  • U of R: 1.1% increase
  • FNUC: 0%
  • U of S: -0.3% decrease

With rising inflation, the cost of doing business is increasing. With no funding increase from the province, these costs will be passed on to students.

Budget 2022: Back on track? Not for universities and students.


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