Push for "top-up" funding for deaf PSE students in BC

August 24, 2009

A BC MP and a group of leaders in the deaf community are urging the provincial government to provide "top-up" funding for deaf PSE students attending US institutions offering courses in American Sign Language. BC is being asked to adopt a model similar to other provinces where the governments cover half the cost of tuition at the American schools in the form of bursaries for students. Representatives from the BC Ministries of Advanced Education and Children and Family Development are in talks about future PSE options and considering the idea. Burnaby Now