UCalgary announces tuition hike, student union expresses concerns

December 17, 2020
The University of Calgary has announced that it will be raising tuition for the second time in two years. The Calgary Herald says that students will experience a fee increase and a tuition increase of 0-15%, depending on program. “The pandemic is not always going to be here;” said Dru Marshall, the U of C's provost and vice-president, “we’re planning for the future, and I think it’s the responsibility of the board to do that.” The university’s student union has expressed concern about students facing the tuition hike. “We have a very unique situation in where we face all of the challenges that are hitting us from multiple fronts — the cost of living, the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lack of employment and now the rising cost of education,” said Marley Gillies, vice-president external for the Students’ Union. Calgary Herald | CBC (AB)