CBC News: Pandemic delays new Alberta university funding model indefinitely

By Janet French, CBC News

A funding model that will link Alberta public post-secondary funding to performance will be delayed for at least a year, the advanced education minister says.

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced too much uncertainty around post-secondary enrolment for the coming academic year to immediately proceed with a new funding model, Demetrios Nicolaides said in a Monday interview.

“We need to be flexible and give our institutions a degree of certainty as best as possible in these uncertain times,” Nicolaides said.

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