Graduate students call on schools for summer tuition relief

April 30, 2020

Graduate students at Queen’s University and Carleton University have launched letter writing campaigns calling on the schools to suspend tuition payments or provide tuition relief. "The university is not living up to our understanding of what we're paying tuition for," said Doug Yearwood, a third year PhD student at Queen’s. "We're not able to do fieldwork, we're not able to access the university and at the same time, we're not able to work." Thus far, universities have resisted cancelling tuition payments, but Queen’s has introduced COVID-19 bursaries for international and domestic students and Carleton has made unique emergency funding available to graduate students. CBC (ON, National)