Facebook group protests SSHRC focus on business students

February 6, 2009

A Facebook group is taking the Conservative government to task for the federal budget stating that "scholarships granted by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council will be focussed on business-related degrees." The group's creator strongly questions "the assumption that grad students in the humanities and social sciences who know how to communicate, analyse, and think creatively are worth less to the Canadian economy than MBAs." The group encourages members to write to the prime minister, local MPs, opposition leaders, and university leaders about the matter. Stop the feds from earmarking SSHRC funds for business grads only! | Budget 2009