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University of Calgary to freeze senior leadership salaries

UToday HomeMarch 20, 2013

The University of Calgary is freezing salaries for the senior leadership team, including the president, vice-presidents and other senior officers, effective July 1, 2013 through to June 30, 2014.

The salary freeze is in response to the current fiscal situation in the province of Alberta, and is consistent with recent changes in the public sector wage environment. The recent 2013 provincial budget reduced the University of Calgary operating grant by seven per cent, or approximately $32 million annually. This is a nine-per-cent change ($41 million) from the two-per-cent increase promised in the 2012 budget.

The salary freeze is one step towards reducing costs, and demonstrates the senior leadership team’s commitment to financial sustainability at the university.

Members of the senior leadership team will continue to consult with government, students, faculty and staff in order to make the best possible decisions as we address the significant reduction in funding. We hope that many in the campus community will participate in the Budget Town Halls to discuss the impact of the budget reduction on the university:

Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place: Mac Hall A (note location change)

Date: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Dining Centre, Blue Room

If you would like to participate in one of these sessions, but are unable to attend in person, please visit the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) website on the day of the Town Hall for a link to a webcast. You will be able to sign in with your UCID to view the webcast from any location with internet access. A link to the provost email will be available on the webcast site to allow you to ask questions during the Town Hall presentation.


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