OPINION: October 23RD 2023 Sophia Stacey, President Bishop’s University Students’ Representative Council (BUSRC) The Bishop’s University Students’ Representative Council (BUSRC) unequivocally opposes the Quebec provincial government’s massive increase to tuition for Canadian out-of-province students from $8992 to $17000. On behalf of our diverse student body of 2,650 individuals (with close…
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K’wlipaï8ba W8banakiak wdakiw8k.
We acknowledge that the land on which Bishop’s University operates is the unceded stolen land called Ndakina of the W8banaki Nation. The Bishop’s Student’s Representative Council recognizes as settlers on this land; we are grateful for its opportunities. We currently gather, work, live, and play on this land, home to resilient Indigenous people still living. It’s critical to remember the ongoing systemic oppression First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities still face today. We will continue to educate ourselves and the Bishop’s community about the truth of the stolen lands we reside on and how to become better allies. Beyond education, it’s our responsibility to take accountability, listen and take concrete steps for change.