Claude T. Bissell Building
140 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G6
Canada has become a global leader in post-secondary education – but at what cost? Over the years thousands of students have shuffled in and out of increasingly inaccessible post-secondary institutions due to reduction of government funding and rising tuition fees. Canada, and Ontario specifically, has become a global leader in post-secondary education through rising class sizes, crumbling infrastructure, increasing student debt and precarious employment.
In addition to a flawed funding formula, students are constantly faced with acts of anti-Black racism, racism, homophobia, islamophobia, transphobia, ableism, sexism, colonialism, classism and discrimination that occur on our campuses. We are told that our post-secondary institutions value diversity and equity, provide opportunities for international students, offer hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and grants, and provide a high quality student experience for all students. In reality, access to post-secondary education remains inequitable, and marginalized students continue to defy, resist and persevere to create safer and more inclusive campuses for all students.
Improvement requires investment. Join APUS, SBA, SCSU and UTMSU for a discussion between student leaders and advocates on how the tensions within access to post-secondary education are experienced and resisted by students.
This discussion features:
Thursday November 30, 2017 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Claude T. Bissell, room 205
This event is family friendly. If you require any accommodations to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is an event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/127871251225763/