Education Media release

Media advisory: Lack of public investment in post-secondary leaves students and faculty out to dry

K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) – Today students join members of FUNSCAD, the faculty union at NSCAD University, rallying to demand a fair deal for faculty along with an investment in public post-secondary education.

“We can see that when the government refuses to adequately fund post-secondary education it’s students and faculty who suffer.” said Aidan McNally, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students – Nova Scotia “Working conditions are degrading for faculty and staff while students are forced to pay more fees every year”.

Students have joined FUNSCAD on the picket line since the strike started on March 1.

Faculty joined students in solidarity on Monday, March 4 for the Rally for Student Rights calling for a reduction of tuition fees, increase in government funding and legislation to protect student unions.

“Students are in solidarity with our faculty,” said Kassidy Bernard, President of SUNSCAD (Student Union of NSCAD University), “NSCAD administration has failed to make adequate working conditions for faculty at the same time that they have allowed tuition fees to go up higher than anywhere else in the country.”

DATE: Friday, March 8, 2019

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

LOCATION: NSCAD University, Fountain Campus, Duke St.

The Canadian Federation of Students is the oldest and largest national student organization in Canada, representing over 500,000 college, undergraduate and graduate students across the country.