UAlberta, UCalgary students protest tuition hikes


Students from the University of Alberta and University of Calgary recently held a series of rallies against proposed tuition increases. The Edmonton Journal reports that UAlberta’s board of governors recently approved a tuition increase by 5.5% for domestic students and 6.5% for international students for 2023-24. Student representatives from the respective schools warned that provincial budget cuts to postsecondary education and consequent tuition hikes will drive students into further financial precarity. “Students are angry and at a breaking point,” said UCalgary Students’ Union Vice-President External Mateusz Salmassi. “We’re tired of receiving one of the largest cuts to post-secondary funding in history while also paying the biggest tuition hikes while also receiving a tax hike.”

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