Students Hold Reading Week Pickets at NDP MLA Offices
HALIFAX, 23 Feb 2011 -
While universities across the province break for reading week, students are holding information pickets at NDP MLA offices in Halifax, Dartmouth and New Waterford as part of the Reduce Fees - Drop Debt Campaign. Students are calling on the government to increase funding to post-secondary education, reduce tuition fees and provide more non-repayable grants to students.
BC budget brings no relief to students
VICTORIA, 15 Feb 2011 -
At $27,000, average student debt in the province is highest in Canada outside the Maritimes. Students in BC pay the highest interest rate on student loans in Canada. The CFS-BC is calling on the Government of British Columbia to follow Newfoundland's lead and eliminate the interest charged on student loans.
Students Blindsided by Government Support for O’Neill Recommendation
HALIFAX, 01 Feb 2011 -
Students were shocked to find out tonight from media sources that the government will be adopting the recommendation from the Report on the University System in Nova Scotia written by former bank vice-president Tim O'Neill to increase tuition fees at a capped rate. The government will implement a tuition fee increase of three percent.
Students release recommendations for copyright bill
OTTAWA, 01 Feb 2011 -
Students proposed a series of recommendations for Bill C-32 the Copyright Modernization Act to ensure it strikes a fair balance between the rights of users and creators, in a submission to Parliament yesterday.
New study reveals that tuition fee concerns overshadow government investments in higher education in Ottawa region
TORONTO, 31 Jan 2011 -
Students Concerned Government Not Listening to Stakeholders
HALIFAX, 25 Jan 2011 -
This morning Halifax-area students participated in a flash mob outside of One Government Place while former Bank of Montreal Executive Vice-President Tim O'Neill presented his recommendations from the Report on the University System in Nova Scotia to the Nova Scotia legislative Standing Committee on Human Resources. Students dressed up as Tim O'Neill, held banners and handed out leaflets.
Majority of Nova Scotians Trust Faculty, Staff, and Students to develop standards for Post-Secondary Education
HALIFAX, 20 Jan 2011 -
HALIFAX – Students, staff, and faculty are concerned that the government is not consulting them in advance of the expiration of the current funding agreement between universities and the government, when, according to a recently conducted public opinion poll, a large majority of Nova Scotians trust staff, faculty and most to develop standards in post-secondary education.
83% of Nova Scotians support reducing tuition fees
HALIFAX, 11 Jan 2011 -
A vast majority of Nova Scotians believe that tuition fees in the province should be reduced according to a recently conducted public opinion poll. The poll, conducted by Opinion Search Research, for the Nova Scotia Post-Secondary Education Coalition, asked Nova Scotians about a variety of issues facing students and universities including funding and tuition fees, as well as government priorities.
Students Across Canada Commemorate December 6
OTTAWA, 06 Dec 2010 -
On the twenty-first anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, students offer remembrance and continue to call on the federal government to develop a national strategy to end violence against women.
More Than 1, 000 Signatures to Reduce Tuition Fees Tabled in Province House
HALIFAX, 30 Nov 2010 -
Today Progressive Conservative Education Critic, Karen Casey, tabled petitions in the provincial legislature with more than 1, 000 signatures from students and community members calling on the government to increase funding to post-secondary education, reduce tuition fees and raise the grants portion of provincial student loans from 20 to 50 percent.