October 22, 2017

Resisting Education: Stories of Defiance and Perseverance

Canada has become a global leader in post-secondary education – but at what cost? Over the years thousands of students have shuffled in and out of increasingly inaccessible post-secondary institutions due to reduction of government funding and rising tuition fees. Canada, and Ontario specifically, has become a global leader in post-secondary education through rising class sizes, crumbling infrastructure, increasing student debt and precarious employment.

In addition to a flawed funding formula, students are constantly faced with acts of anti­-Black racism, racism, homophobia, islamophobia, transphobia, ableism, sexism, colonialism, classism and discrimination that occur on our campuses. We are told that our post-secondary institutions value diversity and equity, provide opportunities for international students, offer hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and grants, and provide a high quality student experience for all students. In reality, access to post-secondary education remains inequitable, and marginalized students continue to defy, resist and persevere to create safer and more inclusive campuses for all students.

Improvement requires investment. Join us for a discussion between student leaders and advocates on how the tensions within access to post-secondary education are experienced and resisted by students.

Thursday November 30, 2017 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Claude T. Bissell, room 205

This event is family friendly. If you require any accommodations to participate, please email events@apus.ca.