Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers participate in national walkout


Graduate and postdoctoral students from more than 40 universities across Canada participated in a nation-wide walkout protest to call on the federal government to increase funding for their scholarly activities. The protest was led by the grassroots organization Support Our Science, which is advocating for increased federal investments–through scholarships, fellowships, and grants–to provide graduate and postdoctoral scholars with a livable wage. University of British Columbia Interim President Deborah Buszard issued a statement supporting the walkouts, explaining that the dollar amount of the Canada Graduate Scholarships has remained relatively stagnant since 2003.

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