"A seat isn't the same as a student"

November 6, 2008

In a column in the Tyee, University of the Fraser Valley professor Fiona McQuarrie criticizes the BC government's promise of "creating 25,000 new student spaces." McQuarrie argues it's misleading to say providing money to create seats is the same as making sure students are able to fill them. McQuarrie points to an auditor-general report on BC's PSE expansion plan, which concluded that it was poorly conceived. McQuarrie hopes someone will ask tough questions about where the seats are going, whether they are being properly funded, and how many students are actually filling them. The Tyee