Town Halls on Budget Cuts – Video Recordings
Deep government-imposed cuts to Quebec universities are putting McGill in a difficult financial situation, and these cutbacks will have a real impact on our University as a whole. As the Provost discussed in his last Red Blog post, we are facing a truly unprecedented challenge.
To decide what kind of decisions we will have to make as a community to address these cuts, senior administration consulted the McGill community in four Town Hall meetings across both campuses on Feb. 11-12 –to ensure the community fully understands the severity of the situation and to gather ideas and comments to determine what we must do to.
If you couldn’t make it to these consultations, you can still watch video recordings of the Town Halls. (Unfortunately, technical difficulties prevented one of the four videos from being posted). You are also invited to leave your comments and suggestions on this blog, or email them to email@example.com. Given the time frame imposed by the government to make the cuts, some very tough decisions will have to be made soon so your comments and ideas will be greatly appreciated, preferably by the end of this week.
- McGill’s Higher Education Summit website
Explore the McGill administration’s positions on university funding, accessibility, etc., as well as links to other positions held by student groups, unions, and others. You’ve got a real stake in our universities’ future; come explore the site and form your own opinions.
- A Brief History of Uncertainty: Government Funding [Red blog post]
- Reflections on Higher Education [Red blog post]
- A Growing Underfunding Gap [Red blog post]