New U of C compulsory fee next year

Despite the best efforts of the Students’ Union to offer reasonable arguments, alternatives and compromises, the University of Calgary Board of Governors voted April 12 to impose a new $450 compulsory fee and raise tuition in business programs in an effort to ease the operating deficit. The morning meeting started with presentations that listed a… Continue reading New U of C compulsory fee next year

Province responds to tuition proposals

Weeks of anxiety were finally relieved April 7 when Alberta Advanced Education and Technology minister Doug Horner announced the province’s acceptance, and rejection, of various tuition market modifier proposals from Alberta’s post-secondary institution. Eighteen of 24 proposals from Bow Valley College, Olds College and the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Lethbridge were rejected. Proposed hikes… Continue reading Province responds to tuition proposals

Tuition protest moves to the capital

A bus-load of students from the universities of Calgary and Lethbridge joined hundreds more from the University of Alberta and descended on the steps of the provincial legislature in defiance of market modifier and compulsory fee proposals March 18. “I think it’s a really cool experience,” said Lauren Webber, U of C Students’ Union president-elect.… Continue reading Tuition protest moves to the capital

1.5% tuition increase approved by board

Students can expect at least a 1.5 per cent increase in tuition next year after the University of Calgary Board of Governors voted to approve the maximum amount under the government’s current provincial tuition fee policy, which ties increases to the consumer price index. Before the vote student representative Pam Weatherbee commented that any tuition… Continue reading 1.5% tuition increase approved by board

Frustration builds around tuition hikes

Sharing boos, cheers and chants of “we won’t bail you out,” about 500 students gathered outside of council chambers Tuesday night to watch provost Alan Harrison speak about tuition increases. Many students held posters expressing their frustrations while others showed up in little more than garbage bags and underwear. Harrison explained to students the context… Continue reading Frustration builds around tuition hikes

Students pose to protest tuition increases

Throngs of upset university goers figuratively raised their voices in displeasure at proposed tuition increases Tuesday afternoon in the MacEwan Student Centre.Students were invited to hold comic-like speech bubbles for photos which will be turned into postcards and delivered to the Board of Governors when they vote on the proposal for market modifiers and compulsory… Continue reading Students pose to protest tuition increases

Tuesday’s council chambers a hive of activity

The MacEwan Student Centre council chambers were a hive of activity during the not-so-routine Student Legislative Council meeting Tuesday night. Provost Alan Harrison, with an entourage of university administration members, addressed students and their concerns surrounding proposed tuition increases. Inside the chambers were the usual Students’ Union representatives ­– including those from the medical, engineering,… Continue reading Tuesday’s council chambers a hive of activity

Proposed tuition, fee increases leaked

Outrage spread like wildfire among students when the Students’ Union disclosed administration’s proposed changes to next year’s tuition in Student Legislative Council on Tuesday. After the first of their meetings with university administration, the SU was handed a chart of figures now in circulation among students. The chart outlines proposed changes according to the province-mandated… Continue reading Proposed tuition, fee increases leaked

Hate high tuition? E-mail your MLA!

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