UWinnipeg reaction to provincial budget
Reaction to Provincial Budget – Statement by Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg
May 31, 2016
We appreciate the provincial government’s decision to maintain the increase to our base grant by 2.5% for the coming year. A strong post-secondary system is critical to the success of the provincial economy – it is an investment in innovation, relevant research and our next generation of leaders.
The federal government’s recent budget set aside $2 billion dollars for infrastructure projects at post-secondary institutions in its Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) and we are optimistic partnerships will allow us to take advantage of this incredibly important opportunity.
We look forward to working collaboratively with the Pallister government and all Members of the Legislature.