Former Dean of Arts Pat Clements on the Government’s “High-Handed” “Non-Negotiable” Attack on University of Alberta

Arts Squared

Here is the text in full of former Dean of Arts Pat Clements’ letter in today’s Journal:

A thoughtful Alberta government celebrated the province’s 50th anniversary by building the Jubilee Auditoriums. It had its legacy vision statement carved on the north wall of the Edmonton Jube. A quotation from a classical historian: “He found a city built of brick — left it built of marble.”

That sets a high standard for government stewardship. Perhaps Premier Alison Redford and Advanced Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk should reflect on the statement’s focus on quality.

Generations of Albertans and Edmontonians have devoted hard work, planning, and commitment to building our excellent university, with the result that the University of Alberta is now the flagship university in our province, one of the top three or four universities in our country and a strong presence internationally. It has developed outstanding quality across the board from…

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A Maori/Scots New Zealander transplanted to Canada. Grandmother, academic, indigenous scholar, sometime singer, sometime activist, who cares passionately about our world.