uToronto grad declines degree

June 15, 2012

A University of Toronto graduate declined his degree at his convocation ceremony on Thursday as an act of solidarity with the Quebec student protesters. When his name was called, Michael Vipperman, 26, raised a sign with the word “No,” and said, “I hereby renounce this degree.” Vipperman argues that Canadian PSE education has become too elitist as “only certain people [are] able to afford it.” Toronto Star