Students from ON, AB, BC protest RBC’s presence on campus

The Varsity reports that postsecondary students from Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia recently participated in a protest organized by Change Course, in which they protested RBC’s presence on their respective campuses. The students voiced concerns over issues such as divestment from fossil fuels, Indigenous rights, and investments in Israeli technology. The University of Toronto’s RBC branch closed for the day after protesters sat in front of it. Those passing by were encouraged to sign a petition. At the University of Ottawa, students held a sit-in at RBC’s on-campus branch to voice their demands and express their view that the bank’s presence on campus goes against student values. Students at the University of British Columbia Okanagan and Okanagan College held demonstrations at their respective campuses to call for divestment.

CTV News (UOttawa) | The Varsity (U of T) | Vernon Morning Star (Okanagan) | Infotel (UBCO, Okanagan)