The Government of Canada has announced Canadian Experience Class (CEC) immigration intake, which includes residency for international students, is expected to quadruple from 2,500 in 2009 to 10,000 in 2013.
Following the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union’s annual general meeting, international students and indigenous students on campus lack full representation on University Students’ Council. At the Nov. 10 AGM for the USSU, an amendment to section 28 of the union’s bylaw was voted down that would have given the two groups on campus two councillors each.
The following is a letter USSU President Scott Hitchings sent to Members of Students' Council (MSC) regarding the AGM and the previous By-Election for the International Students' MSC: We are in the midst of what could appropriately be coined a ‘constitutional crisis’ regarding the recently held by-election for the two positions on University Students’ Council for
Student government is a sphere in which future leaders hone their critical and rhetorical skills, and everyone is permitted the odd lapse in judgement. The tenor of the debate at the AGM, however, exceeded the bounds of reasonable debate. People went from disagreeing to being disagreeable, and perfectly illustrated that in student politics, the smaller
Funding for a program implemented to draw international PhD students to Ontario would be cut under a Progressive Conservative Ontario government, according to party leader Tim Hudak, who recently announced that the money designated for international student scholarships would be diverted to middle-class Ontario families.
International students pay, on average, about three times the tuition that Canadian citizens pay and represent a huge source of revenue for Canadian universities, but successfully recruiting them can be a challenge.