Are you a student at Simon Fraser University who will impacted by the upcoming tuition hikes? Let SFU and its Board of Governors know!
“Who are the Board of Governors?”
From their website: The Board of Governors is the senior governing body at Simon Fraser University constituted under the University Act. The SFU Board of Governors has 15 members including the Chancellor, the President, two elected faculty members, two elected students, one elected staff member and eight individuals appointed by the Government of the Province of British Columbia.
“How they are connected to tuition?”
Come March 21, the Board of Governors will make the final decision regarding the tuition increase and whether or not it will be implemented. As the governing body at SFU, they are obligated to consult students and listen to their concerns.
“How can I help?”
Send an email to Andrew Petter, the president of SFU and one of the governors on the BOG, and the rest of the BOG members. We’ve made this email for you with this template. If possible, please use your SFU email address.
The email will read:
Hello President Petter & SFU Board of Governors,
I am writing to inform you that I am strongly opposed to SFU administration’s proposed tuition hikes. I demand a tuition freeze for all students over the next two academic years, an end to unreasonably high international tuition fees, and that administration work with students to lobby the provincial government for more post-secondary funding so that we no longer have to bear the burden of annual tuition hikes.
As students at SFU, our education is important to us. We like studying here and this tuition increase will have a negative impact on our ability to learn. More than just our studies, the rising costs of school negatively affects our lives, mental health, and overall well being. The Lower Mainland is in the middle of an affordability crisis and students are already stretched so thin. SFU prides itself in being Canada’s top comprehensive school and yet these increases show how administration seems to not understand students’ circumstances. Many of us are working multiple jobs to be able to afford life here, and it is unreasonable to expect us to pay more for what we are already receiving.
I strongly urge you to listen to students and put an end to tuition increases.
[Your title and name]