The 2018 back-to-school season comes at an uncertain time due to the election, the outcome of which could change the academic landscape in the short term. One thing is for certain—after October 1st, the responsibility for Higher Education will be entrusted to a new person, who will be the 7th person to hold this position since 2012.
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The preparation of the manifesto, “Scientific Advice for the Global Goals”, by the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), resulted from a resolution adopted following the World Science Forum in November 2015, aimed at strengthening informed decision-making using science in order to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN).
University funding includes four main components: level of funding, sources of funding, financial management of universities, and the rules used by the government to allocate public funds to universities. The last component is generally called the “university funding policy.”
It is difficult to measure the impact of our demands and our political representations on government action with regard to universities, but with the next elections nearing, it seems that several of our demands have been heard by the Miister of Higher Education.
Five years after the Printemps érable, one of the biggest protest movements ever to hit Quebec, the province’s universities remain underfunded and beset by a series of unresolved issues. “We are crossing a great wilderness,” says Guy Breton, rector of Université de Montréal. “The Maple Spring paralyzed everyone who criticized the underfunding of universities.