On February 7 from 12pm to 1pm in front of University Hall, University of Alberta students will be sending a strong and united message to the Alberta government to “Reduce the Fees.” Tuition fees are preventing many Albertans from accessing the education they need. With Alberta’s wealth, investment in education is the way forward.
As the U of A Board of Governors just last week raised Tuition Fees by 3.3% and Residence Rent by 10%, February 7 is the perfect opportunity to send a strong message about the affordability of post-secondary education to the Alberta government as the Premiers meet via teleconference on Feb 7 through the Council of the Federation, as the Alberta Legislature begins sitting on February 26, and as the provincial and federal governments create their 2007 budgets this spring!
Now is the time to send a strong message!
It’s going to be a great time and will include:
– Speakers include:
*AVI LEWIS! from CBC’s The Big Picture!
*Students’ Union President Sam Power
*LHSA VP Janelle Morin
*Larry Booi from Public Interest Alberta, and more!
– FREE BBQ!
– HOT CHOCOLATE!
– FUN MUSIC, petitions, postcards!
– And a special appearance by Stephen Colbert’s *ON NOTICE* BOARD!
It’s going to be an exciting event, so I show up and be counted!
This event is being organized by the University of Alberta Students’ Union.