The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has unanimously voted to include a recommendation for a full review of post-secondary funding formulas in BC. This was a top priority of the TRUSU Campaigns Committee in their submission in October.
“We talked to government about the need for TRU’s funding formula to be re-evaluated to ensure that our funding level reflects our mandate and expanding role in the province,” said Cole Hickson, TRUSU Vice President External. “This report shows that this argument has clearly resonated with the government.
The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services is an all-party committee that tours the province each fall to hear presentations from community groups. The committee forms recommendations for the upcoming provincial budget based on these submissions.
“We also submitted a recommendation for the creation of a provincial up-front need-based grants program,” continued Hickson. “The Select Standing Committee’s inclusion of this recommendation in their report is an important step towards making post-secondary education more affordable in BC.”
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