Student Choice Initiative

Queen’s should supplement food bank funding loss

Under Premier Doug Ford’s Student Choice Initiative (SCI), health and counselling remain an essential category for student fees. But a failure to mandate student fees for the campus food bank equates a failure to recognize food security as a critical component of health.Continue...

In conversation with Patrick Deane

When Queen’s announced it would begin the search for its 21st principal, Patrick Deane was thrilled at the opportunity to put his name forward.Continue...

Ontario law schools quietly considered challenging province on legal aid fee status

Ontario law schools quietly considered an effort to reverse the removal of legal aid clinic fees from the slate of mandatory student levies under the Student Choice Initiative, documents obtained by The Journal through a freedom of information request show.Continue...

In internal emails, administration called Student Choice Initiative a “significant risk” to Queen's

Members of the University’s senior administration expressed marked concerns about the Student Choice Initiative and its potential impact on Queen’s, according to dozens of emails obtained by The Journal through a freedom of information request.Continue...

AMS food bank fee no longer mandatory

After two years of financial stability, the AMS food bank will face funding shortfalls in the 2019-20 school year.Continue...

SGPS responds to CFS-O lawsuit over Student Choice Initiative

SGPS President Jeremy Abramska says the Ontario government’s Student Choice Initiative will have a “dramatic effect” on his more than 4,000 graduate constituents.Continue...

Board of Trustees approve mandatory fees

The Board of Trustees approved mandatory fees for the 2019-20 school year on May 10, following significant changes to post-secondary education policy and fee structures in Ontario.Continue...

Student groups take Ontario to court over Student Choice Initiative

On May 24, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario (CFS-O) filed an application for Judicial Review at the Superior Court seeking to quash the Ford government’s proposed Student Choice Initiative (SCI).Continue...

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