ON university system braces for federal policy changes, reflects on current financial limits

Several members of Ontario’s university system say that the recent international student policy changes could have serious implications for what is already a financially strained sector. UWaterloo Spokesperson Rebecca Elming told CBC that the university is concerned about the “implications of this decision at the undergraduate level.” Council of Ontario Universities CEO Steve Orsini noted to City News that many universities are already in perilous financial situations. City News reports that tuition cuts and freezes have pushed institutions to be more reliant on international tuition. “We think a more refined, targeted approach would be better policy and not impact the good performers that rely on that funding or revenue from international students to operate,” said Orsini.

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