University of Lethbridge students hold “sit-in” outside president’s office; frustrations over strike mount

Student from the University of Lethbridge held a sit-in today outside the U of L’s management offices to voice frustrations over the stalemate between the faculty association and Board of Governors.

This week students should have been coming back to in-person classes (as per the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions), instead they received notice that when the strike does end, the rest of the semester will be held online.

The University of Lethbridge’s Faculty Association (ULFA) is entering into its 3rd week of strike. Both the Board of Governors and the faculty are refusing to budge with their bargaining, each accusing the other of leaving the bargaining table.
As part of the sit-in students are asking for refunds on tuition, a vote of no confidence on the heads of administration and an end to faculty restructuring.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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