I listened to a Carleton U business prof this morning. He is predicting that things will be financially tough for unis for some time. He is also predicting that some smaller universities will not make it and go under in the next five years, particularly those who depend on a high percentage of foreign students. He mentioned small Maritime unis and Northern Ont unis like Algoma,Nippissing and Lakehead as ones who are in trouble.
He also mentioned that some universities might merge in the interests of economy of scale. Of course it is just his opinion.

What mergers might be possible?

Are some university varsity sport teams likely to disappear in the next five years? Lethbridge has cut both hockey teams already. U of Alberta has issued dire warnings about lack of funds for sports and also considering closing their Campus St-Jean?

What do you think the future holds for university sports and universities in general?