Students have found themselves in the crosshairs of the Ontario college faculty strike since its beginning. Humber College students are now in the middle once again with the news of the cancellation of the winter semester reading week.
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After penning an open letter to the provincial government, encouraging them to step in and get both the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council back to the bargaining table, student presidents of eight Ontario colleges, including IGNITE President Maja Jocson, will meet with Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development Deb Matthews at Queen’s Park on Thursday.
By: Elliott Williams Despite weeks of campaigning and exposure, the Humber IGNITE elections was marred with a low voter turnout. Only 7,059 of Humber students voted in the election, that is 23.46 per cent of the eligible full time students. “We have to focus on reaching out [to] students,” IGNITE’s newly elected President, Maja Jocson, told
Women work hard. Really hard. Which is why it’s important to empower and raise them up as often as possible – and not just on International Women’s Day.
IGNITE held an event Thursday to celebrate women and invited former Bachelor contestant and Bachelorette lead Kaitlyn Bristowe to speak.
She shared what her experience on the show was like, warning the crowd that it’s not what it’s cracked up to be.
“I know it seems glorious to date a bunch of guys on T.V. and wear these beautiful dresses, but it was really stressful. By the end of the show, I lost chunks of hair from stress,” she said. “No friends, no family, no phone. You can’t talk to anybody.”