Academic fair educates students

By Kirstin Morrell

A festival atmosphere filled the MacEwan Student Centre on Wed., Nov. 6. A number of services available to students were showcased at the Students’ Union-sponsored Academic Carnival.

“It’s not the same old approach to getting students to get educated about the services here,” said SU Vice-President Academic Rosie Nagra.

The event featured displays from groups like the Disability Resource Centre and Student Legal Assistance.

With over 500 students attending by noon, Nagra was extremely pleased with the result.

“It was a bigger success than I imagined,” she said.

The SU also used this event to boost awareness of future tuition increases and to gather signatures on a petition against differential tuition.

“Differential tuition hurts all students,” said Nagra.

“I don’t think differential tuition is fair,” said student Stephanie Law. “We’re already paying too much.”

Law also pointed out that tuition is far higher than here than at the University of British Columbia.

The petition can be found on-line at

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