The University continues to make plans to cut its budget next year. Faculties are planning to cut between 6-7.5% of their expenses by reducing the number of students that enter, cutting courses, increasing class sizes, and closing programs. The University received a $14 million supplement from the government last month, which reduces the cut to the overall University to $29 million.
Administration is proposing to increase tuition by 1% and international student tuition by 5%. Students concerned with tuition increases are encouraged to watch the Board of Governors meeting from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Friday December 13.
If you are in your final year and thinking about applying to Grad school at the U of A, there will be an information session on November 28th from 5:30-7:00pm at Dewey’s. Free food will be provided.
Register for the event HERE.
Please refer to this link to see information on proposed course and program changes in the Faculty of Science. The university community has until November 29 to challenge changes.
Please do not hesitate to contact Fahim Rahman at email@example.com with any concerns or questions you may have.
With recent news of the University’s proposed tuition hikes for international students, the Students’ Union and the ISSS are working to inform and encourage all students to voice their opinions regarding this issue.
- The University of Alberta is proposing to increase international student tuition by $1000 starting next year.
- The decision will be made at a meeting of the Board of Governors from 8:00-10:00 AM on December 13th, in 2-31 South Academic Building. We encourage all students, international or not, to attend this meeting to hold our governors accountable for their decisions.
- The SU and the ISSS oppose tuition increases for all students, especially when used to cope with poor budgeting. If the University decides to raise tuition fees, more funds should allocated to support international students through services and bursaries.
Please do not hesitate to contact Dustin Chelen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fahim Rahman at email@example.com with any concerns or questions you may have.
Attention graduating Science students of 2014!
Are you interested in helping the ISSS organize a graduation banquet for your fellow graduates and family members? The ISSS is looking for enthusiastic individuals to help us create a memorable graduation this year! As a part of this special committee, your responsibilities may include attending bi-weekly meetings, brainstorming for marketing techniques, ticket/poster design, collecting student opinions, and planning the logistics of Grad 2014. If this sounds like something you want to be involved with, please email your name, major, contact information, and a short answer for ‘What do you think makes a good graduation?‘ to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ISSS advocates, builds community and provides services for all Science undergraduates, and wants to hear back from you about what we offer and how we can improve. Fill out our short survey online here by November 15th!
The ISSS is partnering with Images of Distinction to provide professional graduation photography services for all graduating Science students! The first round of grad photos will be taking place during the week of November 25th-29th. The location will be the hallway connecting CCIS and the Biological Sciences building, directly below Second Cup. Students graduating either in the Fall 2013 or Winter 2014 term may have their grad photos taken at this time, though there will be another round of photo sittings at a later date in 2014.
Images of Distinction is now taking online reservations for sittings. Click here to book your time slot as soon as possible, as there are limited spots!
The ISSS’s annual Instructor Appreciation Night is a time to recognize the dedication of professors, faculty lecturers, and teaching assistants in the Faculty of Science. If a particular instructor has personally impacted you, we want to know so that we can recognize their excellent teaching. Fill out a nomination form and submit it to the ISSS office (CCIS 1-150) or to email@example.com by December 15th!
Download the Application
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.