Toronto students pressure universities to divest from fossil fuels


Students from Victoria University and Trinity College at the University of Toronto and York University are putting pressure on their schools to divest from fossil fuels. In a series of student-led demonstrations across the Toronto-based campuses, students demanded that their universities commit to clean investments and decarbonization. In response, spokespeople from Victoria University and YorkU said that their respective investments are guided by environmental, social, and governance factors. Students maintained that these investment processes should be more transparent and cited recent divestment commitments from the University of Guelph and Simon Fraser University as potential models.

National Observer