UTMSU message

Dear UTM Students,

I hope this finds you all well and in good spirits. I also hope that you have had success on your midterms! For those that haven’t finished yet, best of luck to you (although you should be studying, not reading the paper!) I have just one item that I want to bring up with you all the Student Day of Action on November 5.

While there may be many issues that happen on campus that we fight for, rising tuition fees remain to be a common issue that we all face. I urge you to join your fellow students, to come out to the demonstration on November 5th and make your voice heard! This year is more important than ever — it is the end of the Reaching Higher framework, which means the Ontario government must institute a new fee framework.

It has recently been announced that the UTM Library will be re-introducing its 24/5 hours. Why? Because students made their voice heard. We gathered as a collective with one clear message — give us our library hours back. I thank all those who came out, whether it be in support, to deliver your message, or to sign a petition. Let’s keep the pressure high, and we’ll win this one too!

On November 5, join thousands of students from other universities and colleges to show the government that you will not put up with high tuition fees! We will be meeting up in the UTM Student Centre at 12 p.m. next Thursday. Food and transportation will be provided, so all you have to do is show up! If you are interested in helping organize the campaign, or if you have any questions at all, please send an e-mail to nov5@utmsu.ca.

Again, best of luck on your midterms this fall season, and I hope to see you all on November 5!

Joey Santiago

President, UTM Students’ Union

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