In the context of the current contract negotiations with CUPE 3903, York University has an opportunity to not only reverse the cuts to graduate education, but guarantee a higher level of accessible graduate education.
Despite turning a recent surplus of $36.4 million, York University has cut multiple lines of support for graduate students:
- In 2016, York has cut almost 700 graduate assistant jobs for Master’s students.
- As of September 2017, they cut graduate students’ $300 annual printing credit that all students were entitled to as part of their funding.
Graduate students are facing a deteriorating quality of education and working conditions. They are now wondering: What’s the next cut to accessible education?