University of Saskatchewan officials said recent managerial layoffs are not designed to address a budget shortfall.
In a memo obtained by Global News, the university announced that 15 staff positions are being eliminated from the finances and resources portfolio.
Officials said the move has been planned for roughly a year.
Last week, the university offered 1,100 employees voluntary buyout packages due to the provincial funding decrease.
University officials said the two measures are not related.
The university is also closing a research centre, resulting in the loss of six positions, due to the recent funding cuts in the provincial budget.