Individual students can do very little to speed up negotiations and end the strike. But with some personal industry and initiative, the free time students have on their hands during a strike can actually be quite productive.
Queen’s and Sherbrooke both scored A– in the medium (number of enrolments) category, while Trinity Western, a Christian university with approximately 4,000 students, also scored A– in the very small category.
I did all the right things during the strike: I kept up with school work, checked email regularly for word from teachers, didn’t take sides in a muddied battle. And yet, I, and many students like me, still suffered. No, my marks did not suffer, but the strike hit me where it hurts the most: financially.
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