Eli Ridder | The Avro Post

The Academic Reform Group was two-strong at its second weekly public meeting, and covered a proposed occupy movement, passed a stance for adjusting student loans over parent income and looked towards what was to come in the future. 

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The attendance included just President Hannah Derue and Vice President of Correspondence Kayla Terceira, but the executives said they expect more members to appear at a duplicate meeting on Wednesday.

The Ontario Student Assistance Program gives less in a grant or loan to a student that has high-income parents, despite whether the individual enrolled is actually receiving money from the family.

Those that wish to escape the standard must be estranged from their parents and Ms. Derue believes there needs to be a middle ground.

“The ARG will become an entity on campus that students can turn to when they are in need of finding sources of help during extenuating circumstances which will impact their studies,” the motion passed by the two executives read.

“This specific branch of the ARG will push for policy changes that help students who have been left behind by the institution; campaign for change.”

The reform group also took on a stance to formally support students occupying the Senate Chamber at York University.

More details to follow. Image of the meeting room from The Avro Post. 

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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