Fighting systemic racism takes more than words, and the board’s statement only illustrates the extent to which it is disconnected from realities on the ground, say critics of the NSCAD Board of Governors, which stays put despite losing the confidence of most of those it aims to govern.
PSA: Friends of NSCAD, a longstanding group of faculty, staff students, alumni and concerned citizens, have initiated a petition demanding the immediate reinstatement of abruptly fired NSCAD president Aoife Mac Namara.
Students at NSCAD University, the venerable post-secondary art school in Halifax, are worried that tuition fees will be raised once again this year. How are students going to pay the already very high fees, especially Black, Indigenous and POC students who are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus crisis? the student union asks.
Students at NSCAD university are currently fighting the threat of a tuition increase in the middle of a global pandemic. Tuition at NSCAD University is now the highest of any Arts University in the country where students are paying on average $2000 more a year.