Post-Secondary Education and the Alberta Brain Drain Town Hall

Join students, staff, faculty from Calgary to discuss the impact of funding cuts to post-secondary education on the brain drain seen in Alberta.

Universities and colleges have lost millions of dollars in funding, which has led to higher tuition for students and thousands of job losses for faculty and staff. Survey results show that students are more likely to consider leaving Alberta. On top of this, faculty and staff are more worried about job insecurity and are looking to other options for the future of their careers. This falls under a rising trend of the “Alberta brain drain” where highly trained individuals like doctors, nurses, and others are planning to leave Alberta, leaving the province with a less diverse working force.

How might post-secondary education be the solution to a brain drain? How will positive working and learning conditions help people choose Alberta? Why is it vital that we support our colleges and universities against budget cuts? A panel of student, faculty, and staff speakers will discuss this at an upcoming town hall. Join the session on Thursday, May 27 from 5 – 6:30pm on Zoom to learn more.

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