Giving universities the funding they need is both the right thing to do and the smart thing politically.3>
Chronic under-funding is hurting Ontario’s universities!
Compared to other provinces, Ontario ranks ninth in per-student
funding of post-secondary education; per capita, it ranks dead last.
Ontario’s student-faculty ratios are the highest in Canada.
We cannot push our economy forward
by leaving students behind.
Universities are sources of creativity and innovation -
innovation that is critical to Ontario’s role
at the forefront of a knowledge economy.
Investment in Ontario’s postsecondary education will:
develop knowledge and skills in the workforce
revitalize the economy
We urge the government to bring in a Budget
devoting significant resources to higher education.
We need the support of faculty, librarians,
students, parents, and the general public
to pressure the Ontario government to do this!