IGNITE Student Life released a simplified budget chart on Tuesday in an effort spearheaded by North Campus Vice President Stokely Lindo to provide transparency for students at Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber.

The article states that the student fees budget is set two years in advance with the final numbers ratified by IGNITE executives and the Board of Directors.

In 2016 to 2017 school year, IGNITE took $159.79 out of a total $503.51 fee for each registered full time student, with a slight increase to $163.19 set for the following two years.

Overall, however, the amount that students paid in student fees decreased for the current school year in comparison to last year, with a slight increase planned for the 2018 to 2019 term.

The total student fee in the 2016 term was $503.51, before dropping to $450.45 for the current year.

The coming school year will have a slight bump to $459.78, largely due to an added Career Centre fund, increasing allocations for information technology and a $5 jump in health services.

IGNITE has come under fire in the past when the united Guelph-Humber and Humber College student association utilized $400,000 to rebrand the Humber Students Federation, an effort unveiled in the fall of 2016.

At the time, IGNITE President Ahmed Tahir said that “none of the funds that students paid this year went into rebranding the organization”, according to the discontinued Radix student publication.

In the fall of 2017, IGNITE was criticized as part of a larger backlash against the university administration during the faculty union strike.

More details to follow. Image of the Ignite offices at North Campus from Ignite. 


Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at eliridder.ca

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