Students Call for Action After Belated Endorsement of Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
OTTAWA, 15 Nov 2010 -
Students are calling on the federal government to live up to its responsibility to fund Aboriginal education, following Friday's announcement that Prime Minister Stephen Harper added Canada as a signatory to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples'.
Financial Aid Consultations Redundant, Say Students
HALIFAX, 05 Nov 2010 -
Students are questioning a recent announcement from the NDP government that they will be conducting province-wide consultations on student financial aid. The previous Progressive Conservative government conducted a similar review less than three years ago.
Students Send Hand-Written Letters to MLAs in Response to O’Neill Report on the University System in Nova Scotia
HALIFAX, 04 Nov 2010 -
Students will meet on the Dalhousie University Campus tonight at 7:00pm to send hand-written letters to their Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) in response to the recently released government commissioned Report on the University System in Nova Scotia. The report, written by former Bank of Montreal Vice-President Tim O'Neill, recommends unlimited tuition fee increases and policies that would result in ballooning student debt.
Copyright reform must expand fair dealing, limit protections for digital locks
OTTAWA, 03 Nov 2010 -
Students are calling on the federal government and opposition parties to fix C-32 and finally adopt copyright legislation for the digital age.
Students Welcome MLA’s Back with Reduce Fees-Drop Debt Petition Drive
HALIFAX, 28 Oct 2010 -
Today, as MLA's return to Province House for the fall session of the Nova Scotia
Legislative Assembly, Halifax-area students are hitting classrooms and hallways to collect
signatures on a petition to increase funding to universities, reduce tuition fees and increase
Students say: new report recommending specialised universities would spell disaster for accessible education and academic choice
TORONTO, 27 Oct 2010 -
Toronto–College and university students object to a new post-secondary education system, recommended in a report of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) entitled, The Benefits of Greater Differentiation of Ontario's University Sector. The report advocates for a "differentiation" within higher education that would see Ontario's universities divided into academic silos based on programme choice, course offerings and research capacity.
Northern students say: new report recommending specialised universities ignores their interests
TORONTO, 27 Oct 2010 -
Sault Ste. Marie–Students studying in Northern Ontario question the recommendations in a report of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) entitled, The Benefits of Greater Differentiation of Ontario's University Sector. The calls for a rigid system of specialisation to be imposed on Ontario's universities that would threaten the ability of the province to offer comprehensive educational choices in every community.
Halifax Regional Municipality votes to expand bottled water ban
HALIFAX, 13 Oct 2010 -
Halifax Regional Council has approved a staff report that recommends phasing out the purchase of bottled water at HRM facilities, along with increasing access to public drinking water and providing canteens and filling stations for operational and emergency staff.
Recreational and community-run facilities as well as vending machines were excluded from the phase-out – something groups supporting the ban hope to see happen in the future.
Nova Scotia Students Bring Message to Ottawa
OTTAWA, 05 Oct 2010 -
In the wake of the Report on the Nova Scotia University System representatives from
the Canadian Federation of Students-Nova Scotia are in Ottawa this week lobbying Members of Parliament and Senators for a well-funded and affordable system of post-secondary education and measures that would reduce student debt.
The report, commissioned by the provincial government and written by former Bank of Montreal economist Tim O'Neill, calls for the de-regulation of tuition fees and raising or eliminating the cap on student loans.
Ontario colleges and universities use government grants to lobby for more government grants
TORONTO, 05 Oct 2010 -
Toronto–Documents secured by the Ontario NDP through a Freedom of Information request show that nine Ontario colleges and universities have spent nearly a million dollars to hire private lobbyists and consultants to influence the McGuinty government. This news comes at a time when post-secondary education institutions in Ontario are the worst funded in Canada and raises concern among students about the use of institutional resources.