University of Saskatchewan pleased with support from provincial government

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is pleased with the government's continued support for post-secondary education, given realities of the 2014-15 provincial budget. The U of S received a 2 per cent increase to its base operating budget and targeted funding to support initiatives in the College of Medicine, the Health Sciences Building, VIDO-InterVac and support for students.

U of S President Ilene Busch-Vishniac said this budget speaks to the importance of higher education. "Despite this being a tight budget year, the government has sent a clear message that they recognize the value of post-secondary education to the economic vitality of Saskatchewan," Busch-Vishniac said. "We appreciate the continued support for the U of S. The increase to our budget and allocations to specific initiatives allows us to continue to build a stronger university, one that will continue to serve the people of Saskatchewan."

The university's allocation for 2014-15 is consistent with the university's request to the province and its projections in its multi-year budget framework.

"This budget is welcome news, but our work towards building a financially sustainable university remains," Busch-Vishniac said.  "We are committed to using our resources carefully and strategically, and this budget allows us to continue with the important work of transforming the university into a strong, U15 university."

The university will be analyzing the impact of the provincial funding over the coming weeks and will announce its 2014-15 budget in early June after it is approved by the U of S Board of Governors.

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Jennifer Thoma

Media Relations Specialist

University of Saskatchewan

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