Another university covers tuition for First Nation students

The University of Toronto is the latest Canadian university to announce it’ll be covering tuition fees for First Nation students whose community’s traditional territory is on or near campus, writes Haley Lewis for Global News.

This move is one that’s popping up across Canada and the United States. Earlier this year the University of Waterloo and Kwantlen Polytechnic University made similar announcements.

Covering tuition fees for First Nation students is being heralded by many as an act of meaningful reconciliation. “This is a step towards honesty, making the words that they’re saying have meaning,” said Tristen White, a computer science and Indigenous studies student and member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. “At university there are a lot of events and they’re always doing territory acknowledgements, but when students are like ‘It doesn’t mean anything, you’re just saying stuff’ with covering tuition, now they’re trying something real.”
Full report on the Global News site