On February, 25, the Government of Alberta released its 2021-22 budget
On Feb. 25, the Government of Alberta released its 2021-22 budget. Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Feb. 26, 2021

Government of Alberta releases 2021-22 budget

As budget shrinks, UCalgary remains committed to outstanding student experience, supporting community and driving economic activity in Alberta

On Feb. 25, 2021, the Government of Alberta tabled its 2021-22 budget which includes a $25-million reduction to the University of Calgary’s operating budget (-6 per cent) and an increase of $8.6M to infrastructure maintenance funding. Since 2019, UCalgary’s operating budget has been reduced 18 per cent.

“We care deeply about our students, faculty and staff, and recognize that this is a challenging time for everyone,” says Dr. Ed McCauley, president and vice-chancellor. “Alberta is facing significant challenges including a global pandemic and an economic downturn entering its seventh year. The fiscal pressures faced by the government are real. Long-term solutions to these challenges require economic diversification, new solutions and a trained workforce — the very work at which universities excel. We will continue to work with the province on finding ways to enhance the important, society-building work done by post-secondary institutions.”

University of Calgary leadership is working on the final development of our 2021-22 budget which will proceed through our governance process in March, and the details will then be shared with the campus community.

“We will continue to prioritize an outstanding student experience, driving economic growth and recovery in Alberta, and finding ways to support and give back to our city and our province during these difficult times,” says McCauley.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times. If you need additional assistance, please reach out and use the various supports that are available through UCalgary such as Student Wellness and Staff Wellness.

For more information, read UCalgary's news release.