TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Students at York University will begin a ten-day, on-campus camp out on Monday, January 23 to protest the rising cost of post-secondary education and to bring attention to a National Day of Student Action to be held on Wednesday, February 1.
The "Freezing to Drop Tuition Fees" camp out is designed to draw attention to the chronic underfunding of post-secondary education that has left Ontario students out in the cold. Students are concerned that the Liberal tuition grant implemented this January excludes two-thirds of all students. In December, students submitted more than 40,000 petitions calling on the Liberals to convert the grant into a real tuition fee reduction.
|WHAT:||Ten-day camp out to protest the rising cost of post-secondary education.|
|WHERE:||Adjacent to Vari Hall in the York University Commons, which is located inside the bus loop.|
|WHEN:||January 23 to February 1, 2012; Launch on January 23|
The York Federation of Students unites over 55,000 full- and part-time undergraduate students at York University in Toronto.
For further information:
For all media inquiries:
Hamid Osman, Executive Director of the York Federation of Students:
(647) 448-2823 (mobile)
Alastair Woods, camper and Vice-President of Campaigns and Advocacy of the York Federation of Students: (647) 378-8942 (mobile)