EDMONTON - Last week, the UCP government released the Alberta 2030: Skills for Jobs report. The coalition of organizations behind the Stop PSE Cuts campaign is ringing the alarm about how this document–which is very light on details–outlines radical changes to the governance structures away from local control and signals a major shift to vocational job training at all levels of post-secondary education.Read more
Students, faculty and staff have all been negatively impacted by budget cuts to our post-secondary institutions, but the impact also extends into the local Lethbridge economy. This Joint Town Hall brought together labour and student groups from Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge to discuss the impact of Alberta Budget 21 on students, staff, faculty and the wider community.
Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge create hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity each year for our city through well paying jobs, providing an affordable education for the citizens of Lethbridge and surrounding area, and attracting students from elsewhere, who then patronize our businesses.
The Non-Academic Staff Association had a great turnout to Saturday, March 27th's drive-by (and ride-by) protest against cuts to post-secondary education. The protest was part of a province-wide day of action in cities across Alberta to send a message to the Kenney government to Stop PSE Cuts.
If you weren't able to join us, you can see photos from the day in the album on the NASA Facebook page or Flickr album. You can also see media coverage of the protest from Global News, CTV News, and The Gateway.
Survey results show vast majority of the post-secondary sector does not trust the provincial government to act in the best interest of the sector
EDMONTON - As a part of their coalition campaign, the organizations behind StopPSEcuts.ca have released the results of a survey which was sent out to the staff, faculty, and students in the post-secondary sector, as well as the public at large. The survey demonstrates a staggering lack of trust in the provincial government’s intentions for the sector.Read more
On February 11, 2021, Albertans showed their support for our post-secondary education system by printing a campaign sign and taking a photo with it. Dozens of people participated across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
On January 30, 2020, dozens of Albertans gathered in their vehicles to picket at the office of Minister of Advanced Education Nicolaides and demand an end to the cuts to post-secondary education!