I was dismayed to read MLA Ralph Sultan’s Oct. 20 letter to the editor in which he dismisses a letter from a retired faculty member who opposes the recent budget process and cuts at Capilano University.
That letter was actually from more than 40 retired faculty members who built Capilano since the late ’60s.
Sultan congratulates the university for pouring resources into film and media. Doesn’t he realize that it’s President Kris Bulcroft’s fiscal mismanagement that led to the elimination of entire programs at CapU? These unique, nationally recognized art programs were on the cusp of becoming degree-granting programs, and are now being destroyed. Their infrastructure will be impossible to replace in this economic climate.
It’s incredible that Sultan, a past Minister of Advanced Education, sees fit to support Bulcroft’s short-sightedness and her violation of the basic protocols of consultation.
Instructor, Studio Art Program
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