Home » News » U of M Students, Staff Rally Against Budget Cuts

U of M Students, Staff Rally Against Budget Cuts

January 26, 2015 9:05 AM | News

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

Students and staff from the University of Manitoba are protesting on Tuesday against upcoming budget cuts.

The U of M is planning to reduce costs by four percent in its budget over the next two years.

“There is no evidence to show that the university faces a financial situation requiring cuts to academic programs,” said University of Manitoba Faculty Association president Thomas Kucera.

“This administration needs to review how it chooses to spend its money. Properly funding academic units and the university?s core mission of teaching and research must be given the highest priority.”

The rally will take place at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in the engineering atrium of the Engineering and Information Technology Complex (EITC).