COVID-19 has suddenly placed increased pressure on post-secondary students and institutions, exposing longstanding problems and creating new ones. Many students are finding themselves in difficult situations, supporting themselves and their families with precarious work while burdened with astronomical tuition fees and soaring costs of living. Institutions are facing huge projected deficits, with cuts and austerity a likely outcome. But a crisis also creates opportunities for positive change.
Lina Medaglia, professor of liberal arts and sciences at George Brown College
François Tanguay-Renaud [@FTanguayRenaud], law professor and co-directer of the Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security at York University