Hampton visits Western
during campaign sweep
"Ontario students need more affordable
tuition fees," Hampton said, adding if the NDP is elected
there will be a 10 per cent decrease in tuition, saving the
average undergraduate student at Western $414 in annual tuition
Weldon plays renovation
One of the more attractive student study spaces
has been removed from Weldon Library, but officials say students
will still have plenty of places to crack open their books.
The large area on the main floor of Weldon
has been cleared out to make way for the new Teacher Support
Centre, explained Joyce Garnett, Western's university librarian.
Sometimes being too
big is a bad thing
It is not every year university student issues
are headline news, but with the double cohort, this year is
different. Classroom space at some Ontario universities is so
poor, some students are forced to sit in the aisles.
"We have roughly 25 per cent more first
year students than last year," said Sheila Embleton, VP-academic
at York University. "[The faculty] did a lot more detailed
planning this year to prepare," she added.
$20,000 tuition -
What do five-year-olds who take naps in class
have in common with 21-year-old business students who cram for
48 hours? Their tuition is about the same.
For the first time in its 174-year history,
Upper Canada College - one of Canada's most prestigious all-boy
independent schools - has begun offering full-time senior kindergarten
classes to children with parents willing to pay $19,500 in tuition
per year, said Julia Drake, communications manager for UCC.
The year ahead: USC
Prez talks turkey with Gazette
The Gazette sat down with University Student's
Council President Paul Yeoman to talk about his plans for the
year and ask him some useless but amusing questions.
> Looking to help
> Western academic to be honoured
> Western artwork on display