Topic: Tuition and student fees

Equality of Opportunity, Equality of Means: An Argument for Low Tuition and the Student Strike

By Daniel Weinstock

Read Jacob T. Levy’s take on this issue here. Political philosophers have taken in recent years to distinguishing between “ideal theory” and […]


“Ensemble, bloquons la hausse”: The Rationale Behind the Slogan

By Martin Robert

In the spring of 2012 hundreds of thousands of Quebec students and their allies took to the streets to protest the government’s proposed tuition fee increase. Martin Robert makes the case against the tuition increase and proposes an alternative model in which tuition would be free in Quebec.


Canada’s Self-Imposed Crisis in Post-Secondary Education

By Nick Falvo

On June 7, I gave a keynote address to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Education Sector Conference. Points I raised in […]


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Danny Williams’ postsecondary education legacy

By Keith Dunne and Nick Falvo

Last December, Danny Williams stepped down as premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. When he did, he was the most popular premier in Canada.


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A new minister should offer students a new deal

By Nick Falvo

While the McGuinty government showed interest in post-secondary education in its first term, under Colleges, Training and Universities Minister John Milloy, it’s been coasting in neutral, to put it mildly.


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Knowing Your Undergraduates

By Ken Steele

With career-oriented students seeking variety in their university experiences, universities are diversifying their appeal. The downsides are often talked about, but this evolution could well help universities in regions of population decline survive, while offering students clearer choices among a broader range of educational options.


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Broadening accessibility to postsecondary education in Canada

By Glen A. Jones

Increasing access to postsecondary education is a challenging problem with no easy solutions. But given Canada’s demographics and the rapidly changing nature of our economy, it’s a problem we cannot ignore. We can’t afford to be satisfied with current participation rates while key components of our population are ill-equipped to engage with the emerging social and economic realities of the twenty-first century.


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All students should benefit from innovation

By Nick Falvo

Stephen Harper’s minority government has been making much of its “innovation strategy” in recent months, especially in regard to how it plays out in post-secondary institutions.


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A fresh look at what counts towards student access and success

By Jayne Baker

Ross Finnie, Richard E. Mueller, Arthur Sweetman, and Alex Usher, eds., Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters? Accessing and Persisting in Post-Secondary Education in Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009).