Created 24 November 2022 05:11
(For Immediate Release – Port Moody, BC, November 24, 2022) – The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA BC) has produced a six-part series of informational briefs on “Funding for Success: Post-Secondary Education in BC” as part of the provincial post-secondary funding review. These briefs contain rich data about BC’s research universities, which is why we have organized the briefs around specific themes and will release them one week apart over the coming weeks. The first information brief, an introduction to the series, is now available.
“Research universities play a crucial role in the economic, social, and cultural development of British Columbians,” says President Dr. Ken Christie. “This funding review is a welcome opportunity to reassess and reaffirm the commitment to academic research and a sustainable publicly funded post-secondary education in the province.”
“Faculty and staff at BC’s research universities are the backbone of the academic mission, serving as stewards of the knowledge economy,” says Executive Director Annabree Fairweather. “Supporting the human infrastructure on campus, especially in areas of teaching and research, will be critical to the future success of a strong post-secondary system in this province.”
CUFA BC is an active partner in contributing to the development of a stronger post-secondary funding model. The expert consultants, Dr. Don Wright and Dan Perrin, bring a great deal of knowledge and experience to this project. With the proper supports in place, faculty at BC’s research universities can better focus on finding solutions to the many challenges facing British Columbians.
Find the first information brief here, and check back for updates each week: https://cufa.bc.ca/research-issues/funding-bc-post-secondary-education/
For further information or comment please contact CUFA BC Executive Director Annabree Fairweather at 604-367-5856 or [email protected]
CUFA BC represents over 5,500 faculty members, including professors, professional librarians, lecturers, instructors, and other academics at five research universities in BC, which include University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, Royal Roads University and University of Northern British Columbia.
CUFA BC celebrates over fifty years of working closely with the member faculty associations at each institution. Our purposes are to support high-quality post-secondary education and research in BC and to advocate for the interests of our members.