2010-11 WLU budget avoids cuts, but development depends upon government

While last year Wilfrid Laurier University narrowly avoided cuts in all areas of operations, the 2010-11 budget approved by the Board of Governors June 17 projects that similar cuts will not occur for the next two years.

The capital budget for the next year contains $200 million in spending on major projects including development at the Brantford campus and gradual implementation of the master campus plan in Waterloo, though VP of finance Jim Butler noted that the actual construction of projects including the Centre for Global Innovation Exchange building on the current St. Michael’s campus is wholly dependent upon federal and provincial funding.

“Nothing much is going to proceed unless we get government funding,” Butler said, adding that as a result, no major construction is expected immediately.

“Things are quiet for this fiscal year.”

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