Undergraduate Petition to the University of Guelph
  • Petitioned University of Guelph Senate and Board of Governors

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University of Guelph Senate and Board of Governors

Undergraduate Petition to the University of Guelph

    1. Ext Commish
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      Ext Commish

      Guelph, Canada

After mulitple years of compiling research, engaging in discussions about access to education with a variety of students (both on campus and across Ontario), meetings with various student representatives, and meeting with the Administration at the University of Guelph, the Central Student Association decided to compile the information we've collected and put it into one document; the 2012 Post Secondary Education (PSE) Lobbying Document for the University of Guelph. 

The 2012 PSE Lobbying Document (http://scr.bi/GPo8ZO) has a variety of recommendations available for the decision making bodies at the University of Guelph to adopt. These recommendations span from increasing the level of accountability and outreach at the Board of Governors level to recommending a cohort fee for all undergraduate students, as well as a tuition freeze for the 2013-2014 academic year. 

Our goal is to reach 10 000 signatures by the end of 2012 so that this can be presented to the Board of Governors in the Winter 2013 semester. So what are you waiting for? Sign the petition!! 

If you have any questions, contact the External Affairs Commissioner at csaext@uoguelph.ca. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Holly Henderson CLAREMONT, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am putting myself though school, and currently work two jobs to keep myself in school. OSAP didn't cut it for me because my parents make 100 000 a year combined. I received 5000 for the year and make up the difference myself. I should be able to work throughout the summer to pay for my year and focus on my studies within the academic calendar year. Debt is a growing concern for university students, hyperinflation should not limit the accessibility of education. Higher education promotes industry and economic profit for a nation. A nation's future lies within its' youth. 1 in 4 people in this country have a university degree, any educated person would explain marginalization as a result of financial inability. If the youth becomes marginalized, it carries to further generations; the middle class shrinks, and becomes more polar, with the upper class becoming smaller as well. Knowledge is power, economic stimulus; education directly correlates to financial successes.

    • Amanda Zimmermann STRATHROY, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      The reason I attend post secondary education is to be able to better the lives of others. Would you take this away from me and make it only available to those with money?

    • Heena Mistry GUELPH, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am lucky enough to be able to afford my education without too much trouble, but I know of many others who are not. Please support accessible education!

    • Sarah Craig GUELPH, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Post secondary education has become a necessity but the high tuition rates and lack of financial support mean that not everyone has equal access to this vital resource.

    • Elizabeth Ayres GUELPH, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I am a student with a family to provide for, and I would like to die without passing on a pile of debt to them.


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