The 2014-15 budget planning process is underway. The current BC government message remains focused on cost containment, fiscal discipline, and balanced budgets. Provincial funding to the post-secondary sector will be reduced by $50M over the three-year period, 2013/14 – 2015/16. At the same time, the cost of delivering high quality post-secondary education continues to rise.
Given reduced grant funding, inflationary costs and tuition limits we are faced with a tough budget environment over the next couple of years. We face challenging times and tough decisions.
I invite all members of the UFV community to attend one of two forums for a presentation on the 2014-15 Budget preliminary position and environmental scan. This will be an opportunity to understand the budget process, the key drivers to building the budget, and the principles that guide budget decisions.
Abbotsford Forum: Monday, Nov 4, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm
Chilliwack Forum: Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013
9:30 – 10:30am
The forum will be captured on video for those unable to attend.
I hope you will be able to attend one of these presentations.
Dr. Mark Evered
President and Vice-Chancellor