Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Are U Freakin Kidding Me, The University Of Alberta Rebranding In A Recession
June VIIIth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
What in the hell is wrong with University D'Alberta President Indira Samarasekera? Pissing away untold millions on a rebranding of the classic University of Alberta Seal & monikers in the middle of a recession! This is like saying former saying Office of the Premier Communications Staffer Roxanna Benoit was even 1/2 "competent" in toilet flushing what 38.5 million Canadian dollars down the drain putting up a new Alberta Government Seal with the Irish or Scottish coastline in the background & believe it or not, she has a degree! Plus they gave her a nice performance bonus for this staggering stupidity, why? The old seal was awesome, it was serviceable.
The University can't meet its contractual/legal obligations because your counterpart at Advanced Education, Minister & Deputy Premier Doug Horner is not doing his job. Budgets are being slashed, students are being screwed royally with inflation raising tuition increases that are well above the national norm, staff are being cut & there are many forced retirements just to save a few bucks. There are many places in the building where infrastructure is in bad shape, just look at the 40 year old couches in the cafeteria by the Myer Horowitz Theatre.
Leave the old seal in place! Its just an excuse for the President to keep her extremely bloated salary!
Source: CTV Edmonton News.