Students protest UoGuelph tuition hike

April 17, 2015

board of governors meeting at the University of Guelph was cancelled yesterday after being disrupted by student protesters. The focus of the protests was a planned tuition increase of 3%, as well as a lack of transparency and student/employee input in board decisions. Sonali Menezes of UoGuelph’s Central Student Association said that they were pushing the board to “join students and workers to call on the provincial government for more funding.” The tuition increase is meant to offset declining enrolment; UoGuelph predicts it will enrol around 300 fewer students next year, the first time in over a decade that enrolment has declined. In December, students gathered to protest program cuts at the university. Guelph Mercury | UoGuelph News Release