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Two years on York recovers from strike

Finances stable, but concerns over reputation remain

After two years, York University’s finances are finally recovering from the 2008-09 strike that saw classes canceled for three months. “In strict financial terms … we’ve begun to deal with it and recover from it, but obviously the strike’s impact on the university is much, much more than the financial,” Gary Brewer, vice-president of finance and administration told the Excalibur. According to the university’s Planning, Budget and Accountability report released last month, York`s deficit-in-assets was $68 million, down from $120 million the previous year. While enrolment did not not take the expected hit in the aftermath of the strike, Brewer acknowledged that “There’s an awful lot of reputation concerns still out there about York.”

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