Post-secondary students in Calgary use penguin protest to contest tuition hikes
Weeks after a similar display in Edmonton, students used snow penguins to protest provincial cuts to post-secondary education.
Braving frigid temperatures, members from the Council of Alberta University Students arranged 300 snow penguins across the steps of the provincial government McDougall Centre on Monday.
Several of the snow penguins featured signs with messages from individual students, describing how post-secondary cuts are affecting their mindsets and finances.
“These provincial cuts are driving up tuition costs for students,” said Marley Gillies of the Council of University Students.
“Over three years, students are expected to absorb a 22.5 percent increase to their tuitions, and this is on top of an already difficult…