Student newspapers quit Canadian University Press due to financial constraints

September 18, 2013

The University of British Columbia’s student newspaper, the Ubyssey, this month followed the lead of several other university publications by leaving the Canadian University Press (CUP) news-gathering cooperative, citing financial pressures. The Varsity, University of Toronto’s student paper, also cancelled its membership with CUP due to budget cuts; however, its editor-in-chief says its relationship with the organization is still strong. There are still times when large university newspapers need to cover stories from elsewhere, and for this reason, a new group, the National University Wire, has been formed by the Ubyssey, the McGill Daily, the Varsity, the Gazette at Western University, the Dalhousie Gazette, the Martlet at University of Victoria and the Link at Concordia University. University Affairs