uToronto student unions to provide services despite G20 closure

June 17, 2010

University of Toronto’s student unions announced Thursday that despite the University’s refusal to reverse its decision to shut down the downtown St. George campus during the G20 summit, student groups will continue to provide services and advocacy for students and the campus community. Earlier this week, students and faculty submitted an open letter to the University, arguing that the shutdown "contradicts the purpose of the university, reinforces harmful stereotypes of protesters, legitimizes police repression and violence and does not reflect the wishes of students, staff and faculty." During the summit, students will be barred from residences, exams will be postponed, parking garages will be closed, and meetings and events will be cancelled.  National Post  |  CNW Newswire