Tag: tuition

NDP MPs encourage youth engagement, discuss post-secondary education

By Jon Pukila Staff Writer NDP MPs Dan Harris (Scarborough Southwest) and Élaine Michaud (Portneuf – Jaques-Cartier) are encouraging Canada’s youth to be more active in the political process.Thetwo members of Parliamentvisited the Study last Wednesday afternoon to talk about engaging young people in the political process and other issues. The visit came as part [...]

September 18, 2012
Drummond vs. us

Drummond vs. us

Economist Don Drummond is not popular with students. In his efforts to balance Ontario’s $16-billion deficit, he recently made thirty suggestions to get post-secondary institutions on board. Get ready to cry.

March 19, 2012

“25 is the new 21″

A new report is requesting that Ontario’s government support children in foster care for an additional four years. The current cut-off for emotional and financial support is 21, which Irwin Elman, provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, says is too early.

March 12, 2012

What’s more fun than talking to a ministry representative?

Answer: most things. Luckily, I was relieved of that responsibility this week by the 30% tuition grant outreach team. I had been assigned by The Argus to cover their effort to represent the Ontario government’s tuition plan.

February 14, 2012
30% off for some, 5.5% increase for all

30% off for some, 5.5% increase for all

Costs and benefits of new tuition rebate weighed after media conference Erin Collins News Editor The 2012 rebate is a recent initiative by Ontario’s Liberals to reduce post-secondary tuition by 30%. With March coming up and another 5.5% increase in the works, this grant will lighten the financial burden of Lakehead students. At least some [...]

February 14, 2012

Make Education a Right

Things are not looking good for students these days. Tuition fees are higher than they have ever been, and the average student graduates with tens of thousands of dollars in debt. It‘s almost as though there were never recognition in Canada that access to education should be a priority.

January 30, 2012
Students rally to combat rising tuition

Students rally to combat rising tuition

The average Canadian student carries a debt of approximately $27,000 – which is higher than the average American students’ debt, claims a 2011 Maclean’s report. Assuming that every Lakehead student carries this average debt, the university’s student body alone owes $307 million in loans. “That’s a lot of KD,” sums up LUSU President Mike Snoddon.

January 30, 2012

Want 30 per cent of your tuition fees back? Sorry, probably not

By now everyone has heard of the Ontario government’s plan to reduce the burden on students by giving a grant equal to about 30 per cent of tuition fees. Committing more than $430 million, the government’s actions have been hailed as a long-welcome change to the rising fees that all university students have had to face.

January 10, 2012
‘Young people are not on the agenda’

‘Young people are not on the agenda’

Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian, producer, and an avid advocate of the youth vote is at it again. In an interview with the Fulcrum, and in light of upcoming provincial elections, Mercer once again encouraged youth to take to the polls when the opportunity arises.

October 4, 2011

Not our cup of Tea

Hey students, have you read? Quebec has its own Tea Party: student activists.

October 4, 2011
Average Canadian tuition rose by eight per cent in two years: StatsCan

Average Canadian tuition rose by eight per cent in two years: StatsCan

As universities try to balance their budgets in the face of a sluggish economy, Canadian university students have seen their tuition go up by eight per cent in the last two years.

September 26, 2011
Liberals promise tuition fee relief for Ontario university students

Liberals promise tuition fee relief for Ontario university students

Ontario Liberal party leader Dalton McGuinty has announced his party would provide grants to the majority of Ontario university students if his party wins the upcoming provincial election.

September 12, 2011

Ontario Conservatives seek to cut $30 million in international student funding

Funding for a program implemented to draw international PhD students to Ontario would be cut under a Progressive Conservative Ontario government, according to party leader Tim Hudak.

September 12, 2011

Enough is enough

What I witnessed last week during the Board of Governor’s meeting was a farce. On a decision affecting roughly 8,000 students and with the Senate chambers packed with students, they tried to silence us. They took away LUSU President Michael Snoddon’s speaking rights initially and even tried to vote on tuition fees without giving any of us the opportunity to speak on our own behalf.

March 14, 2011
Aramark, tuition, and student politics

Aramark, tuition, and student politics

Ian Kaufman continues his interview of Lakehead President Dr. Brian Stevenson, where he talks about Aramark, Tuition, and student politics

February 14, 2011

Students call for funding reform

Last week, Lakehead students rallied together to call attention to an issue Canadian students are all affected by: ever-increasing tuition rates. Organized by Campaigns Commissioner Eryn Lidster and LUSU President Mike Snoddon, the event was part of the “Day of Action” (a rally headed by the Canadian Federation of Students). It calls on provincial and federal governments to lower or freeze tuition rates, and to reduce interest payments on student loans.

November 15, 2010

Delayed Day of Action takes place this Wednesday

Fifteen thousand, five hundred and sixty-eight dollars. That’s how much more Ontario students pay for an undergrad degree over four years than those who choose to study in Quebec. And that’s just in tuition. As a member of the Canadian Federation of Students, LUSU is taking part in the “Education is a Right” campaign. The main goal of the campaign is to enforce a standard of affordability and quality nationally for post-secondary education.

November 9, 2010