The University of Winnipeg's board of regents approved a $120-million balanced operating budget late this afternoon that includes leaving $3.6 million worth of jobs vacant.
The university has also approved larger class sizes and administrative cuts of $700,000 to help balance its budget.
However, the university also announced the provincial government has agreed to form a working group to study U of W’s contention it is underfunded compared to the University of Manitoba and Brandon University. Confirmation from the province was not immediately available.
The university was forced to find $2.5 million to cover a shortfall in its pension contributions, which has been an ongoing problem.
The university has about 10,000 students.