Herman Friesen has worked in the University of Calgary IT Microcomputer Maintenance and Repair unit for 22 years. Now, after the decision to cut 200 University of Calgary support staff employees, he is another U of C former employee without a job.
"[The cuts] just don't make sense," said Friesen. He sees his shop as an essential service to university students and staff.
With the on campus repair shop closed, Friesen said taking the hardware to be repaired elsewhere will be a headache.