SFU Students Rally Against Goldcorp’s $10-Million Donation

From The Province:

Several hundred students at Simon Fraser University took part in a rally against a $10 million donation to the university by a Vancouver-based mining corporation, Goldcorp Inc. The protest on February 27th shut down traffic for a few hours and disrupted the school’s board of governors meeting. The university’s new art complex will be named after the mining company.

Jennifer Scott, one of the rally organizers, told The Province about 200 protesters marched from SFU’s Harbour Centre campus to the Segal Graduate School of Business on Granville Street.

“We need government funding for post-secondary education in this province, so that it’s public,” said Scott.
“Universities should not be having to turn to private corporations.”

Scott said many students and faculty are frustrated that the board of governors will not put the issue on its agenda for a discussion.

Students march on Hastings Street, Vancouver

Students blockade the university's board of governors meeting at the Seagal School of Business, Vancouver (theprovince.com)

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