by Lauren Taylor
In March, the Ontario government released the official guidelines for the Student Choice Initiative, a provincial mandate to give university students an opt-out option for certain “ancillary fees” – fees that fund student unions, clubs, and associations on campus. The SCI provides a document outlining which fees and services are essential and which are ancillary, and the option to opt out of fees must be presented to students before paying fees each semester. Several student groups and organizations on campus will be affected by anticipated budget cuts due to the SCI, including Guelph Arts Council member CFRU. I spoke to Vish, CFRU’s station manager, Andrea, CFRU’s marketing and outreach director, and Bruce, a CFRU volunteer, about their work with the CFRU and the impact that it has had on their lives and on the campus and community.
Vish and Andrea at the CFRU headquarters.