Work continues at the University of Saskatchewan to restore provincial funding to where it was two years ago. This year’s provincial budget restored $5-million of the $24-million clawed back by the province last year. Provost and Vice President of Academics Tony Vannelli says they will continue to talk with provincial officials with hopes of getting the remaining $19-million reduced in 2017. He points out there are other ways to generate revenue like the alumni, research, and program growth. Vannelli commended the government for its $88-million commitment to the University’s College of Medicine, calling it a long term investment in the delivery of health care in Saskatchewan. This year’s budget has no effect on tuition. Next year’s increase is capped at this year’s rate of 4.8-percent.