June 27, 2022
SHARE
CANADALAND
#792 Education: What Is It Good For?
Funding cuts, tuition increases and staff layoffs. What's going on with post-secondary institutions in Alberta?
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Sarah Lawrynuik
Senior Producer
Tristan Capacchione
Audio Editor & Technical Producer
Kieran Oudshoorn
Managing Editor, Podcasts

Universities across Alberta have experienced huge funding cuts over the last three years. Come fall, students will be paying for that with huge tuition increases (some as high as 104%). But these changes are bigger than just dollars and cents, they beg the question: What is the point of getting a post-secondary education?

Freelance journalist Oumar Salifou reports on the impacts seen in Alberta and host Jesse Brown interviews Alberta’s minister of higher education.

Featured in this episode: Anita Cardinal, law student at the University of Alberta; Reginald Wiebe, assistant professor of English at Concordia University of Edmonton; Dave Lamont, a caretaker at the University of Calgary; Brenda Austin-Smith, president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers; Demetrios Nicolaides, Alberta’s minister of higher education

Further reading:

Support Canadaland at canadaland.com/join

Sponsors: Douglas, oxio, Shopify

Additional Music is by Audio Network

More from this series
When an Opioid Crisis hits a First Nation it’s different than in a city. In the city the addicted are mostly strangers. But in Pikwakanagan, if you see somebody behaving strangely on the reserve, you know them. You know your neighbor's business. You are your brother's keeper. So addiction is not just about the pain of losing somebody you love. It's about desperately hoping to save someone you love or protect someone you love.
February 26, 2024
In Sherbrooke, Quebec, a doctor watches the war in Gaza unfold through photos and videos from his family on the ground.
February 19, 2024
In part two of his interview with former Big Tobacco lawyer, Max Krangle, Jesse asks if porn's business model can save the news industry?
February 12, 2024
Tent cities are becoming a common sight in city centres across the country. Is this just the new normal?
February 5, 2024
January 29, 2024
The Canadian government doesn't want anyone to smoke. Or do they?
January 22, 2024
What happens when an AI says someone else, is you?
January 15, 2024
January 8, 2024
all podcasts arrow All Podcasts
CANADALAND