Snow penguin protests against cuts to PSE spread across AB

February 10, 2021
Students across Alberta have joined protests against postsecondary education cuts through setting up snow penguins, which represent students who will leave AB, in strategic locations. The protests have seen penguins built on AB’s legislature grounds and in Calgary, with Mount Royal University and Athabasca University students setting up penguins in Calgary. “We want the premier and the Alberta government to not cut the budget of universities and colleges in the provincial budget later this month,” said Rowan Ley, VP of the University of Alberta Students’ Union. “It’s the worst possible time to do that, when we’re already struggling with an exodus of young people from Alberta and the worst recession in living memory.” CBC (AB)