Winnipeg Free Press: Universities steered toward post-pandemic life

By Maggie Macintosh

Weeks after slashing millions in funding for universities and colleges, the province is now reimbursing post-secondary institutes with a $25.6-million fund.

The U-turn comes after weeks of warnings from the province that post-secondary institutes — along with school divisions, Crown corporations and other publicly funded entities — had to find savings to help Manitoba weather the novel coronavirus pandemic and support its front-line response.

On Tuesday, the office of Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler confirmed the province has created a one-time “transitional support fund” for higher-learning institutions.

In a prepared statement to the Free Press, Eichler wrote colleges and universities will play a critical role in Manitoba’s economic recovery, so it is essential schools can “respond effectively to the new economic and social realities.”

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