Budget 2023: Students See Action on Affordability and Employment, Look to Budget 2024 for Real Action to Address the Cost of Living Crisis
Yesterday, students tuned in to watch Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, deliver Budget 2023 in hopes that they would not have to continue to face these unprecedented challenges alone. Although there were welcomed announcements, students and education were not made a priority as the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing cost of living crisis continues.
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Statement on the Recent Attacks at the University of Waterloo
The Canadian Federation of Students stands in solidarity with the University of Waterloo community, trans, gender-diverse, and queer students everywhere, and all those affected by the triple stabbing which took place in a Philosophy 202: Gender Issues classroom this past Wednesday, June 28.
Joint Statement in Solidarity with 700+ International Students Facing Deportation
The Canadian Federation of Students, Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, and the Canadian Association of University Teachers jointly express our outrage at the decision by the federal government to give deportation orders to hundreds of Punjabi international students.
Why are exam accommodations so hard to access?
Stress is cumulative. As the pressures on students increase throughout the semester, exam period carries much of that weight. Mental health issues are exacerbated, putting many folks into crisis-mode. And, like every issue impacting students, those who are already structurally excluded face greater barriers to resources and support. While there are some accommodations in place to alleviate stress, they continue to be extremely difficult to access. This is especially true for students who are disabled, neurodivergent, and/or experiencing mental health issues.