Student Finance Pt 1.

The Policy Pod: Stories of Student Advocacy

Oct 3 2021 • 30 mins

Join Professor Paul Hamel, a professor in the faculty of medicine who has done some research on global economics in the first episode of The Policy Pod’s Student Finance podcast. This episode will be part one of our three part series on Student Finance. We’ll explore why tuition costs have been rising so much in the last decades, the perspective of students on this issue and the advocacy they do to change things.

Guests:

Professor Paul Hamel - Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology in the faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto

https://www.lmp.utoronto.ca/faculty/paul-hamel

http://individual.utoronto.ca/paul_hamel/index.html

Sources:

Ministry of Finance, Post Secondary Education: https://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/reformcommission/chapters/ch7.html

The Varsity on insufficient financial aid: https://thevarsity.ca/2021/01/24/students-find-universitys-financial-aid-insufficient-to-help-with-increasing-tuition/

The Varsity on data released by Uoft on finances for 2018-2019: https://thevarsity.ca/2020/09/27/u-of-t-releases-data-on-finances-for-2018-2019-student-population-for-2019-2020-school-year/

Canadian Federation of Students: https://cfs-fcee.ca/

University of Toronto, Quick Facts: https://www.utoronto.ca/about-u-of-t/quick-facts

Interesting articles:

The Varsity: https://thevarsity.ca/2019/02/24/u-of-t-receives-more-money-from-international-students-than-from-ontario-government/

Canadian Federation of Students, Fight the Fees Campaign: https://cfs-fcee.ca/campaigns/fight-the-fees/

Canadian Federation of Students, The Case for Free Tuition: https://cfs-fcee.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CFS-TimeToThinkBIG-Web-EN-withoutcontracts.pdf

The History of Post Secondary Education in Canada: https://www.postsecondarybc.ca/knowledgebase/the-history-of-post-secondary-education-in-canada-part-iii-1940-1960/

Toronto Star Article: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2011/08/31/the_number_of_days_of_income_it_takes_to_pay_for_your_childs_degree_soars_study_finds.html

Credits

Host - Elie Dossou-Yovo

Music - Chris Kwon aka Chris Krunchy (https://soundcloud.com/chris-krunchy)

Cover art - Alex McPhail (instagram: @aaaaalpal)

Funding provided by Harthouse Good Ideas Fund

Contact us:

Instagram: @policy.advocacy.ewb

Email: pa.uoft@gmail.com

Transcript:

Link to the full transcript is here

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