University of Saskatchewan deals with firing falloutProfessor’s temporary loss of tenure leads to questions of academic freedomBy Liz Foster06/02/2014|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/02/2014 As a naval officer, Robert Buckingham was told it was his duty to disregard any order from a commanding officer he deemed inhumane. "We were told you are not to follow it and you are to report it. That’s all I did. It’s a very simple concept," Buckingham said of the military training that informed his decision to publicly speak out against the University of Saskatchewan’s TransformUS action plan. The action plan — launched in an effort to address a projected $44.5 million deficit in the university’s operating budget by 2016 — outlines 19 projects that are expected to save the university $25.3 million in annual expenses. These savings will be reached through job cuts at the senior administration level and through the elimination or consolidation of programs and services. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.