Unofficial Transcript Radio #4
Don't pursue the degree if you can't afford the extremely high fee
Uploaded: 9 Apr, 2010
Recording Date: 30 Mar, 2010
Recording Location: CKUT Montreal
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Program Title: Unofficial Transcript Radio #4
Description: Student organizers from the group Free Education Montreal held a debate on March 30th, bringing together students and researchers, along with the president of Concordia University. They grappled with big questions: what is the role of the university in society? Who should pay for the cost of education? And how will tuition increases impact accessibility?
The debate took place just hours after the Quebec government tabled its budget, which announced that tuition for Quebec university students will continue rising in 2012.
Along with Concordia President Judith Woodsworth, panellists included sociology professor Daniel Dagenais and PhD candidate Eric Martin, who works with the research group IRIS.
Organizers said they had invited other guests to speak, including individuals who, along with ex-Premier Lucien Bouchard, signed a so-called "pact" calling for dramatic tuition increases. However, they declined to participate in the discussion, according to organizers.
Host(s): David Koch
Featured Speakers/Guests: - Dr. Judith Woodsworth, President and Vice-Chancellor, Concordia University - Dr. Daniel Dagenais, Faculty, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University - Eric Martin, researcher with IRIS (Socio-economic Research Institute) and Political Science PhD Candidate at U. of Ottawa
Credits: Report by David Koch. The Unofficial Transcript is made possible with funding from the Canadian Federation of Students-Quebec (CFSQ). Music in this episode includes clips from “Radio Nowhere” by Ethnomite Pux, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 2.5
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