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Exclusive: Frosh not under threat due to SCI, IGNITE director says

The SCI will have little impact on this.

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Despite financial concerns over the incoming Student Choice Initiative, IGNITE’s executive director told The Avro Post in an interview on Tuesday that the student union is planning a traditional Frosh.

Frosh is typically made up of a series of events in the first days of a new school year that, at least for Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber, includes concerts and other themed occasions.

IGNITE’s staff director, Ercolé Perrone, said that Frosh “may not look the same, it may not be two concerts”, but that it — and other large events that usually take place through the year — are still on the agenda.

“We will continue on with some of those signature activities and events, even with the unpredictability of the funding,” Perrone said, explaining that IGNITE is confident students will choose not to opt-out of the fees.

The optional student fees were mandated by Premier Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservatives in January as part of a significant education reform package that slashed domestic tuition and cut grants and loans.

Student organizations and campus publications across the province have condemned the SCI, fearing that it will result in their services being defunded and discontinued.


Editor’s Note: A wide-ranging interview with the IGNITE executive director revealed several details on different topics. More details will follow in stories today and this week.

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