There are some events you can attend to join the fight against the tuition increase.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
We would like to officially welcome Rose Sun as our new Vice President Community of the Residence Halls Association. This position serves as a liaisons to individual residence associations, and chairs the residence awards committee.
Hi there, this is my second year at the University of Alberta and I am currently enrolled in the General Sciences program with a major in Biological Sciences and minor in Physical Sciences. Having grown up in Calgary, I am a cowgirl at heart. Residence has been my home away from home for the last year and a half. I lived in Lister last year and moved toEast Campus Village this school year. I enjoybiking, painting, reading The Economist and baking even though I often fail at it.
As VP Community, I hope to work with the various Residence Associations and councils to encourage inter-residence collaboration and build an inclusive and tight-knit community on campus. My portfolio also encompasses working with Pinecrest House and Tamarack House to develop their Residence Association, and recognizing outstanding students making a difference in residence by chairing the RHA awards selection committee. I hope to make your experience living in residence fulfilling and unforgettable!
The Residence Halls Association of the University of Alberta includes every resident of the University as a member and works to represent them and to advocate on their behalf. The Association is dedicated to providing and enriching experience for all residents.
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Over the coming weeks, the SU will be raising awareness among international students about the increases, and encouraging students to attend the Board of Governors meeting from 8:00-10:00 AM on December 13 to hold our governors accountable for their decisions.
We hope that engagement from student representatives and international students will stall the University’s attempt to throw the budget cut on students. The SU thinks that international students shouldn’t be a cash cow for the University to rely on during tough budget times, and that if a tuition increase is approved by the Board of Governors, it shouldn’t impact students who haven’t had time to plan for the increase and it should clearly result in benefits to the quality of international student education.
We’d appreciate your help in spreading the message that:
- International student tuition is being proposed to increase by around $1000 next year, and
- The decision will be made at a meeting of the Board of Governors from 8-10 AM on December 13 in 2-31 South Academic Building
- The SU opposes tuition increases for all students (especially when it is used to cope with poor budgeting) but if the University decides to raise it, more funds should support international students through services and bursaries, and that tuition should be grandfathered for current students.
We will share updates surrounding International student issues this Friday in CAB 273 at 6pm if you are interested!
Vice President Student Life
University of Alberta Students’ Union