Ian Bushfield has posted a comparison of the U of A’s budget to Simon Fraser University’s, and some potential solutions to the university’s supposed budget problems.

One thing he points out is that provincial funding has actually been increasing as a proportion of the budget, but the money has been going to projects in the capital fund (i.e. new buildings). These are what should be affected by provincial cuts, not the general operating budget.

If the university administration cut down on expansion - and on their own exorbitant salaries - they wouldn’t need to shove students down and take their milk money.