Since the Ford Government’s announcement regarding cuts to post-secondary education a few weeks ago, we’ve been working to unite student opposition against the proposed changes on our campus via the Facebook Page “Gryphons for OSAP”. This has resulted in tremendous success! With the support of the UofG CSA, we’ve been able to host a rally and a march to demonstrate against the regressive cuts that have been proposed.
On Thursday, January 24th, we were pleased to welcome former Guelph MPP, Liz Sandals, back on campus to speak to students about the value in having financially accessible to students within the province of Ontario. Liz was able to provide a unique perspective on the issue at hand, as she was one of the major proponents around the OSAP reform that the provincial government brought about during the last government.
Most recently, we held the March for Ontario Student’s Rights – Guelph right here on campus. We started in Branion Plaza at noon, where guest speakers MPP Mike Schreiner, Steven Del Duca, and local student and union leaders who spoke about how they personally feel about the post-secondary education cuts. The support from student was impressive. #WeAreTheStudents
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