The Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA) has launched a new campaign protesting recent university funding cuts in their province. The “Alberta’s Universities Support Everything” initiative argues that Alberta’s universities are the foundation of economic and social life, and that cuts put the province’s future in danger.
The Government of Alberta recent cut university funding by seven per cent, which has resulted in faculty reductions, program closures, increased class sizes, and a loss of research capacity. CAFA is calling for the lost funding to be restored, and for the government to begin renewed investment in its higher education institutions.
CAFA, a longtime partner of OCUFA, represents faculty from The Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta, Athabasca University Faculty Association, The Faculty Association of the University of Calgary and The University of Lethbridge Faculty Association.