Former TRU student sues, alleging “false information” about housing


A former Thompson Rivers University student is reportedly suing the university over “misleading information” regarding housing options that resulted in hardships. Saeide Shaabani filed a notice of claim indicating that TRU “explicitly promised” to provide a dormitory which would be suitable for a married couple, but this was not available. Shaabani incurred additional expenses after seeking temporary accommodation at a hotel and subsequently withdrew from the university, asserting that it was impossible to study without proper housing. “Given the misrepresentations and the adverse impact on my experience, I believe it is just and fair to seek a refund of my tuition fees,” Shaabani said. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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