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NBSA Releases Education Funding Video

20 MAR 2012
Topic : Education News

The New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA) has put together a video of students and
professionals discussing the need for postsecondary education (and more specifically, postsecondary education investment).

“It’s a message we’ve been conveying for quite some time now,” Joey O’Kane,
President of the New Brunswick Student Alliance, said in press release. “All the research points to the importance of investing more into education. It’s clear that this government needs more than cut and dry facts, so we gathered an impressive team to give their anecdotal reasons for investing more into postsecondary education in New Brunswick,” he said.

It’s worth noting that New Brunswick has the third highest undergraduate tuition fees of Canadian provinces, at an average tuition of $5,000.

The video involves a number of people discussing the importance of investment in postsecondary education in New Brunswick. Featured among the talking heads are numerous leading academic and political figures from New Brunswick, including:

  • Norm Betts, Former Finance Minister under Bernard Lord;
  • Jim Hughes, former Deputy Minister of Social Development;
  • and Eddy Campbell, President & Vice Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick.

Check out the New Brunswick Student Alliance video:

As you can see, it’s not exactly the most entertaining video you’ll ever watch, but you still have to applaud the initiative and effort that went into this, particularly since it gets the message across clearly and succinctly.

The New Brunswick Student Alliance, by the way, is an education advocacy organization
that represents approximately 16,000 students from six university campuses across the
province. It has been around for 30 years, advocating and promoting issues that impact the students of New Brunswick.

God bless’em.

What do you think of the NBSA video?