Angela Bowden on growing up Black in Nova Scotia. “You do not belong here” became the name of the unfamiliar place where I lived, churning my stomach for as long as I can remember. It was as if I had arrived on a foreign planet and even though I spoke the language of its inhabitants, it still felt forced, unnatural, uncomfortable and entirely unfamiliar.”
Alex Kronstein writes about the use of electroshocks as a disciplinary device at an institution in the States, and how a textbook used at the NSCC that appears to endorse it.
Media release: On Tuesday, April 9, students will be delivering almost a thousand petition signatures to Dalhousie University interim president Peter McKinnon, rejecting the proposed 3% tuition fee increases for all students, and an 8.1% yearly increase to International differential fees for the next 4 years.
When politicians get violent. SJ Walsh discusses the alleged altercation between two Nova Scotia politicians, and the message it sends, with her middle schooler.
Through the so-called Student Choice Initiative, introduced by Premier Doug Ford’s government on January 17, post-secondary students in Ontario will have the ability to opt out of paying fees for democratically voted-on student services In solidarity with students in Ontario, and recognizing the dangerous precedent this could set for students across the country, students have released a letter calling for legislaiton to be passed in Nova Scotia protecting students unions.
Thandiwe McCarthy on going to school while Black in New Brunswick. “No one ever explained anything to me, I was always ordered. I never got the chance to be a student because all the teachers viewed me as a threat.”
News release: 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.
“If we care for our children and friends who live with disabilities, we need to broaden our horizons beyond the school. We need to come to terms with the fact that families with members with disabilities are trapped in an ableist society, one which is also deeply heterosexist, racist and classed,” writes Nancy Spina..
News release: Today students are calling on university presidents and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education to address the crisis of rising tuition fees and underfunding of institutions in Nova Scotia.
NSTU president Paul Wozney: “Nova Scotians are tired of the petty political battle that has overwhelmed our education system and demoralized teachers. It’s time to change the narrative and begin a constructive conversation about what needs to be done to make Nova Scotia Canada’s leader in delivering quality public education.”