Peter Stoicheff, USask president and vice-chancellor, said that while reviewing the details of the budget over the next couple of days is needed to determine the impacts on the university, he is encouraged.
“We were very pleased to see a one per cent increase to our operating budget. During these uncertain times, we appreciate the government’s commitment to investing in our institution and the world-class research that is happening at the University of Saskatchewan,” said Stoicheff. “Over the next several days, we will review the details of our provincial funding and determine its impacts on our university community and share further details at that time.”
Stoicheff noted that the funding increase is critical to the university’s operation and is an indicator that the government is committed to this university and the value our world-class graduates and research provide to the province, its people, and its economy.
“The government’s new growth plan is important, and the University of Saskatchewan has a key role to play in supporting this province’s path forward,” Stoicheff said. “The University of Saskatchewan provides a valuable public service, and none of what we do and accomplish is possible without the support of the Government of Saskatchewan. The university is aligned with the province in achieving a shared vision for the benefit of the people of Saskatchewan. Through our teaching, learning and research mission, we will improve the lives of people of the province and beyond.”
The 2020-21 budget is available online at saskatchewan.ca/budget.