FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 29, 2016
Two pre-election forums on the issue of post-secondary education in Saskatchewan are being hosted by the Saskatchewan Association of University Teachers (SAUT) in conjunction with the University of Regina Faculty Association, St. Thomas More Faculty Union and the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association. Saskatoon: Regina: Tuesday, March 1 Thursday, March3 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Neatby-Timlin Theatre (241 Arts) Education Building, Main Auditorium University of Saskatchewan University of Regina
“The Government of Saskatchewan holds tremendous sway over the state of post-secondary education in our province,” says SAUT President Sylvain Rheault. “The governing party chooses the amount of operating funds post-secondary institutions receive. It chooses which capital projects it will fund. It chooses research it will support. And, it chooses the majority of appointees to boards that govern post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan.”
This event is an opportunity to hear firsthand what provincial parties plan for the immediate future of post-secondary education in Saskatchewan and to pose questions about where we are headed and why. Representatives from the Saskatchewan Party, the New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative Party and the Green Party of Saskatchewan will be in attendance.
“Education is an important issue to the people of Saskatchewan,” says Rheault, “An understanding of the possible direction it’s heading is needed. What are provincial parties thinking when it comes to post-secondary education in our province? What are their plans for the future?” These events are hosted by the Saskatchewan Association of University Teachers (SAUT) in conjunction with the St. Thomas More Faculty Union, the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association and the University of Regina Faculty Association. They are not debates between parties and are open to anyone interested in attending. SAUT is the voice for more than 2,300 academic and professional staff at Saskatchewan Universities. – 30 – For further information contact: Saskatoon Regina Johanne Brassard: 306-966-5610 Sylvain Rheault: 306-550-5726 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com