Reaction to provincial budget: Dr. Annette Trimbee
The Manitoba government released the provincial budget yesterday afternoon. The post-secondary education sector received a 1 per cent reduction to the operating grant, which is the third consecutive year that public funding has been reduced.
We recognize the provincial government has limited resources and is now dealing with a major public health challenge that is causing great concern for our economy. As one of the most efficiently run universities in the country, The University of Winnipeg will continue to prioritize investing in a strong student experience, as well as academic excellence in teaching and research.
Our job is to grow leaders and create new knowledge. We remain committed to providing students with a well-rounded educational experience that teaches them to think creatively, solve complex problems, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds.
The UWinnipeg community is resilient and we are banding together. I’m confident we will get through this challenging situation and gain valuable experience that will enhance our ability to deliver education with impact.
Dr. Annette Trimbee,
President and Vice-Chancellor
The University of Winnipeg