Student Finance Pt 3.

The Policy Pod: Stories of Student Advocacy

Oct 3 2021 • 47 mins

Join Brie Berry-Crossfield, a former grad student, Black Liberation Collective organizer, outgoing APUS Advocacy Coordinator as we dive deeper into the third part of our student finance episode. Brie is also an incoming UTGSU Executive Director  as she will be sharing about her experience as a student on student finances. You can find part one and two in the link below. We’ll explore how universities develop their budgets, the idea of free tuition and how students can learn about their fees.

Link to Part One:

https://thepolicypod.podbean.com/e/student-finance-pt-1/

Link to Part Two:

https://thepolicypod.podbean.com/e/student-finance-pt-2/

Guests:

Brie Berry-Crossfield - Former grad student, Black Liberation Collective organizer, outgoing APUS Advocacy Coordinator and incoming UTGSU Executive Director

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brieanneberrycrossfield

https://franciskung.nationbuilder.com/_blackoncampus_brie_berry_crossfield

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

Resources/Interesting articles:

UTSU:

https://www.utsu.ca/financial-assistance/

https://www.utsu.ca/same-degree-same-fee-supporting-tuition-equity/

https://www.utsu.ca/fees-budget-finances/#Budgets

https://www.utsu.ca/utsu-lobbies-for-tuition-freezes-late-fee-waivers-during-covid-19/

The Varsity: https://thevarsity.ca/2016/12/05/university-affairs-board-rejects-council-on-student-services-chair-nominee/

https://thevarsity.ca/2016/08/09/utgsu-loses-lawsuit-against-cfs/

Credits

Host - Kelsey Rombouts

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

Cover art - Alex McPhail (instagram: @aaaaalpal)

Contact us:

Instagram: @policy.advocacy.ewb

Email: pa.uoft@gmail.com

Transcript

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