What is All Out September 30?

What is All Out September 30? This Wednesday, join the All Out September 30th (#AOS30) Orange Shirt Day commemoration and national student-led strike against racism in post-secondary institutions and in support of Indigenous, Black, and Racialized students, staff, and...

“Building Back” Better Include Post Secondary Students

Yesterday, students watched the Speech from the Throne hoping that they wouldn’t be left behind. In the evening, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doubled down on his government’s response to the pandemic, and twice in one day, students were left out of any meaningful...

Students Are Looking to Be Included in the Speech from the Throne

The Speech from the Throne is today. The speech opens every new Parliamentary session and provides an overview of the government’s goals and outlines how the government will work to achieve them. This year is much different than years prior because we are still in the...

Free Education is Key to a Post-COVID-19 Just Recovery

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities. Now more than ever, the public funding of post-secondary education is critical to our society’s ability to rise beyond the current health and...

World Suicide Prevention Day

While physical distancing is currently the primary measure to protect our community members and loved ones, this can have very serious impacts on our mental health. Feelings of isolation are exacerbated, the end of summer can begin to trigger seasonal affective...

Intersectionality and policies affecting 2SLGBTQ+ Canadians

Pride, a feeling of honour, self-respect and appreciation. A sense of personal worth and the active expression of one’s self. This is what it means to be prideful. For the 2SLGBTQ+ community, the idea of self-expression has been something that many have had to...

A statement on anti-black racism in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community

This statement is to identify and acknowledge the systematic and destructive anti-Black racism that exists specifically in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. It’s important to acknowledge our history and remember the fight and struggles of the queer folks before us....

Long-awaited Canada Student Service Grant falls short

After two months of waiting for the Canada Student Service Grant portal to open, students are disappointed to learn that they will be unlikely to receive the full grant, will not be able to count their hours retroactively, and are not eligible if they are an...