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What is the Student Choice Initiative?

UPDATE: On Nov. 21, it was announced that the Ontario Divisional Court ruled unanimously that the Doug Ford government’s Student Choice Initiative (SCI) was “unlawful,” according to the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). This came after the CFS and the York Federation of Students in the We The Students Campaign filed a legal challenge against the initiative.

Ryerson has since shut down the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) opt-out portal in RAMSS, according to a statement from vice-provost, students Jen McMillen. “Ryerson had implemented a revised fee schedule for the fall term with the goal of recognizing as much student activity as possible while complying with the Student Choice Initiative,” she said in the statement.

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On Jan. 17, 2019, the provincial government introduced the Student Choice Initiative (SCI), which gave students the ability to opt out of certain fees that were previously mandatory in their tuition. The initiative will be in place for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years, according to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

If you’re wondering what all of this means for you, here’s a breakdown of frequently asked questions.

FAQ by Kieona George

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