A False Economy? Canada Counts Costs of Downsizing Decade

  by Sarah Cunnanae Universities across the world are feeling the effects of the new age of austerity as governments respond to their financial circumstances by cutting back. But the pain that many higher education sectors are facing today was felt more than a decade ago by universities in Canada, and the country’s harsh budget cuts of the 1990s are now being touted as a model of best practice for those enacting similar reforms today. The slashing of funding across the board hit the Canadian higher education sector hard: the proportion of federal funding fell from 80 per cent of […]
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