WLUFA Response to Open Letter (Updated with more articles)

Sent on behalf of the WLUFA Communications Committee


Dear WLUFA Members,

In light of the President’s open letter, we are revising a WLUFA Advocate supplement on the financial condition of Laurier, and hope to send you a response later today.

In the meantime, see below for links to news articles and documents relating to the discussion to date. If you are aware of additional resources that we can link to, please send them to us at [email protected] for inclusion on the WLUFA Resources page, Laurier Layoffs.


Sue Ferguson

Director, Communications Committee



WLUFA’s Response to Layoffs

Laurier’s Financial Picture, Bill Salatka, Negotiations Newsletter 4

Show Us the Books, Bill Salatka [hyperlink to be established]



Laurier’s Audited Financial Statements (includes the Revised 2013-2014 statements)


What Students are Saying

Laurier Student Voices:

A Speech given by our own Connor Young at the BoG Today, Connor Young

Are Budgets Financial Fairy Tales? Bill Salatka

The Sputnik:

A Cog in the Capitalist Machine: How Laurier is run like a Business, Karly Rath

WLU President, WLUFA Disagree on Financial Situation, Josh Adesina and Karly Rath

The Cord:

Bracing for Reductions


What the Media are Saying

Waterloo Region Record:

Opinion: WLU Faculty Pinched while Bureaucracy Grows, Herbert Pimlott

Laurier Faculty Members feel ‘Absolutely Gutted’ by Staff Cuts, Gordon Paul

While Laurier Struggles Financially, it’s Business as Usual at UW, Gordon Paul

Plan Preserves Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Saves Money, Gordon Paul

$10 million in cuts eyed for Wilfrid Laurier University’s budget, Gordon Paul

The Brantford Expositor:

Three Brantford positions part of Laurier cuts, Michelle Ruby

The CBC, Kitchener Waterloo:

Wilfrid Laurier University to cut 22 jobs in face of $25m deficit,

The Globe and Mail:

Academia has to stop eating its young, Showey Yazdanian

Rank and File:

Austerity strangles Ontario: The TA strikes in context, David Bush and Doug Nesbitt

 CTV Kitchener:

Wilfrid Laurier University cuts 22 positions amid financial difficulties

Inside Halton:

Laurier eliminates 22 support jobs, faculty reductions planned, Johanna Weidner

Wilfrid Laurier campus in Milton not in jeopardy, says university’s president, Rachael Williams


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