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A good idea is building momentum

Linking increases in non-instructional fees to student approval was covered this weekend in the Calgary Herald and Metro. From the Calgary Herald article: The provincial government is getting behind a student proposal that would make it more difficult for universities and colleges to raise non-instructional fees. Three major student organizations are lobbying to close the

Does a tax break create university access?

The CAUS proposal to end provincial tuition and education tax credits included in our budget recommendations has received a fair amount of attention lately. That might make some sense - after all it is not everyday that students call for the government to end a program. You can read the Edmonton Journal article on the

Students welcome new scholarship honouring Dr. Gary McPherson

The Government of Alberta is establishing a new scholarship, named after Dr. Gary McPherson. The Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship will award up to 100 scholarships worth $2,000 each to students attending Alberta's universities, colleges and technical institutes. "Scholarships are an important method of recognizing excellence and getting financial aid to students," said Hardave Birk, chair

U of C student elected new CAUS chair

A new team of university student leaders in Alberta have started their terms and have wasted no time in getting down to work. The Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) met to discuss the upcoming year and the changes needed in Alberta's universities. At the top of the priority list was picking a new chair.

Province passes financial hardship onto students

Yesterday’s provincial budget made it clear that students were going to be the ones footing the bill for cuts in post-secondary education through increased student debt. Coming down at the same time as universities ponder dramatic tuition increases and new mandatory fees students, the cuts to scholarships, bursaries and grants will be felt hard on

New universities welcomed by students

The Government of Alberta has renamed Grant MacEwan College as Grant MacEwan University, the second such transformation in the last month following Mount Royal College being renamed Mount Royal University. The name changes at both institutions are a result of an extensive review of Alberta’s post-secondary system and are designed to be more reflective of

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