Concordia institute offers perspective on Quebec tuition fee increases

February 9, 2012

On the question of increasing university tuition fees in Quebec, members of Concordia University's Simone de Beauvoir Institute suggest that increasing fees will mean that women will pay more for their education now and in the decades it takes to pay off their debt, given that women still do not earn the same salaries as men. The institute argues that a raise in tuition fees will result in less diversity in the classroom, which will in turn impoverish opportunities for learning among students and faculty. The institute contends that, collectively, Quebec does have the resources needed to ensure that all men and women have equitable access to higher education. Statement on Tuition Fees in Quebec and their Impact on Women (in French and English)