FNUC Board Accepts Budget Proposal

Friday, August 26, 2005 at 13:10



A balanced budget has been presented to the board of directors at the First Nations University of Canada.


Top officials at the institution say they also expect to see a one per cent increase in enrolment at the start of the upcoming school year.


Earlier this summer, the university revealed that its budget also didn’t call for any cuts to programs or classes, but noted that vacant teaching positions would not be filled.


FNUC Vice President Al Ducharme also says recent complaints that staff at the institution aren’t given academic freedom are incorrect.


He also believes the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada was satisfied with the answers it received on this subject in a meeting in Ottawa last week.


However, Ducharme wouldn’t comment on reports that a staff member was recently dismissed for speaking out.