Looking to boost revenues and create a pipeline of future international students, some British Columbia universities are turning to a novel – and controversial – idea: letting Chinese companies open private high schools on their campuses, writes Douglas Quan for the Vancouver Sun.
So far, two universities – Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, which operates in several Vancouver suburbs – have agreed to lease campus spaces for such schools. A third, the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, is in talks to do the same.
Some faculty members and students are upset publicly funded campuses are giving up space to private corporations and worry about the optics of letting underage students onto their grounds. They also say university administrators are not doing enough consultations.
Full report on the Vancouver Sun site
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