Advocate challenges universities to do more for disadvantaged youth

June 6, 2013

This week at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, BC’s representative for children and youth, challenged attendees to do more to engage troubled and disadvantaged youth. Turpel-Lafond suggested that universities offer “tuition waivers for all foster kids, group-home residents and all those who are the legal responsibility of the government.” She acknowledged that this idea wouldn’t solve everything, but that it would be a definitive way to “reach out and get behind” children who are most in need in society. Victoria Times Colonist