Students' Union to hold Town Hall on the Provincial Budget

News Staff - Fri Nov 01, 2019

The recent provincial budget will have wide-ranging impacts on students, from increases in tuition and student loan interest rates, to eliminated tax credits and summer work opportunities. Government funding for programs and infrastructure at the University of Alberta has already been cut, and cuts to student financial assistance may be on the horizon as well. Given all of this, many students are understandably confused, worried, and possibly even scared about what the coming years will look like for post-secondary education in Alberta. The Students' Union will continue to advocate against these misguided decisions, and wants as many students as possible to join in and make their voices heard.

On November 7th at 12:00pm, Students' Union President, Akanksha Bhatnagar, and Vice-President (External), Adam Brown, will be holding a town hall at SUBstage to hear directly from students about the impacts that the budget will have on them. All students are encouraged to attend and share any questions, concerns, or other thoughts that they have. The town hall will be streamed on Facebook for any students who are interested but unable to attend, and questions and comments will be taken electronically as well as in-person.

In addition to the town hall next week, students can also take action and make their voices heard in a number of other ways:

Write to the Minister of Advanced Education and your local MLA

Attend the next Students' Council meeting on November 5th

Send the Students' Union an email with your thoughts or concerns

• Connect with the Students’ Union on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

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