Previous Articles on PSE - 2016

Public students push back over proposed reform to free tuition program - October 2016

A group representing New Brunswick’s public university students is warning the province will undermine its free tuition program if it lets private colleges and universities into the mix. More…

Make case clear for regulation - October 2016

The province should show it can manage its own public system of colleges and universities before taking on more oversight of private institutions. More…

Private colleges, universities under microscope - October 2016

New Brunswick’s Liberal government wants to tighten up how private colleges and universities are run, a potential tradeoff for giving their students access to a new, controversial free tuition program. More…

University of Moncton considering possible cuts of courses - October 2016

University of Moncton is considering a major revision to 21 of the programs it offers that could see majors, such as philosophy and geography, axed, while creating new graduate programs. More…

Province launches new experiential education task force to attract students - August 2016

A new province-wide experiential education task force is working to make New Brunswick the destination in Canada for students seeking an active learning experience as part of their university education. More…

New Brunswick inks infrastructure agreement - August 2016

New Brunswick has inked an infrastructure spending agreement with Ottawa that will see a combined $98.6 million spent on the province’s universities and colleges, the provincial Liberal government boasting that it has secured more than the province’s fair share of a new federal fund. More…

Funding freeze, declining enrolment blamed for deficit budgets at three New Brunswick universities - August 2016

A freeze in government funding to universities along with falling student enrolments are being blamed for budget shortfalls at three of New Brunswick’s four public universities. More…

Improvements coming to tuition program - June 2016

In April, Premier Brian Gallant introduced the Tuition Access Bursary (TAB) which offers upfront, non-repayable assistance for post-secondary students who need it most. More…

UNB needs to spend, but show it pays off - June 2016

It might seem strange for a public university to be espousing the business adage“you have to spend money to make money.” More…

Bloated? St. Thomas University running a lean operation - June 2016

When a leading Canadian expert on postsecondary education examined university cost structures, he cited St. Thomas University’s low administration costs as a standard to emulate. More…