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Headlines for Oct. 25, 2019


Toronto Star
Alberta Budget 2019: Post-secondary students could see tuition rise by as much as 7% a year

In the hopes that institutions across the province will begin finding their own sources of revenue — and wean themselves off provincial support in the process — the Alberta government is cutting just over $117 million from the post-secondary system next year and lifting the tuition freeze.

Global News
Alberta budget 2019: Finance minister addresses lifting cap on post-secondary tuition

Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews talks to Gord Steinke and Dallas Flexhaug about the 2019 provincial budget.

Calgary Herald
U of C eliminates 26 jobs in what union calls provincial budget cuts

The University of Calgary has axed 26 support staff positions in a move likely related to the provincial budget, a union official said Thursday.

Globe and Mail
Student groups contend with lower revenues under Ontario’s new opt-out fee policy

Student groups are cutting services, slashing budgets and preparing for a years-long fight to maintain aspects of campus life affected by the Doug Ford government’s move to make some student fees optional.

Lakehead University Student Union loses 65% of funding as students opt-out of fees

The Lakehead University Student Union in Thunder Bay is reviewing the programs and services it offers after seeing a 65 per cent drop in funding due to Ontario’s Student Choice Initiative.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Tuition hike helped U of S finish year in the black

The University of Saskatchewan’s decision to raise tuition by almost five per cent last year amid growing enrolment netted the institution an extra $11.1 million, which helped push it back into the black.

To help bring refugee students to MUN, this group is lobbying for a hike in fees

Memorial University’s student union will vote in early November on adding $2 per semester to student fees for all undergraduate students to help bring the Student Refugee Program to St. John’s and fund a year of post-secondary education for a refugee student.

Toronto Star
To study a body, first you had to dig one up. How medical students in Canada earned a ghoulish reputation

It looked as though Emeline Barnes had decided death wasn’t for her.

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