Save Arts and Science at U of T

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto is conducting an internal review of all interdisciplinary and College-based programs. The goal of it is to find where budget cuts can be made. Departments have been told to submit a long-term plan, but to assume that their budgets will not be increased and that current and future faculty vacancies won't be filled. Many of the programs targeted are critical area studies, such as Caribbean and African studies, and are already at risk due to a lack of support from the central administration. It has been made clear that, once this review process is done, all other departments will be subject to similar reviews. The review committee is composed entirely of Administrative staff, with no student representation whatsoever in spite of the effect this will have on our education. What is SAVE ARTS AND SCIENCE at U of T The Save Arts and Science campaign is a coalition of arts and science students, friends and allies united to inform people about the imminent threats to their programs at University of Toronto. WE WANT: * To stop the cuts to Arts and Science programs on the St. George campus at the university of Toronto * To end the removal of undergraduate students and programs from the St. George campus * To immediately mobilize students, friends and allies in resistance to the dismantling of arts and science programs at U of T * To educate students about the critical importance of Arts and Science programs at U of T * THIS CONCERNS US ALL!!! HOW DO I GET INVOLVED * Join the facebook group: Save Arts and Science at U of T, http://www.facebook.com/group.phpgid=197645799320 * Join the Save Arts and Science coalition! Email us with the heading PLEASE ADD to saveartsciuoft@gmail.com * Spread the word! Inform student course unions, students, and friends about what is happening to Arts and Science programs and pass along the petition! * Help create a united student assembly! In the second week of January there will be a larger student assembly at U of T which will involve a mass body of Arts and Science students (TBA).

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    Marlena Mancini, Canada

    5 years ago
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    Jennice Yang, Canada

    5 years ago Comments: The fundamental education is the Art and Science which makes the students to analyse and understand the nature of things, philosophies, and the relationship between tangible substance with the meaning contained. This is essential to the history of mankind for it is the source of inspiration. For our society as a whole, we need more various kind and level of educations and inspiration to have balanced environment. This society is not for the monetary system but for people who are trying to live a life through various experiences. Students, the potential future leaders, are THREATENED by organized institutions if they, by large, are not supporting people, who are willing to devote themselves to develop the communities to provide various experiences as well as education to the members. U of T should be ashamed of themselves for not acknowledging these kind of significance though this is the respected institution in Canada, national-wide. I would like to strongly argue against the threat what the Institution is conducting. For some people, those inspirations, and taking education at heart, are their lives. I am one of them. Consider the act of INVESTMENT, please. JY
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    Nicole Rodrigues, Canada

    5 years ago
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