All Out - November 2nd
What is ALL OUT? It's The National Day of Action is happening on November 2nd. A Day where post-secondary students across Canada are standing together to fight for their own education. A day where we stand united across Canada and take into our town hands, our own education. A day where, regardless of tuition costs, province, program or study, institution, or injustice on local campuses, we stand united for our education.
In Brandon we are:
Against the Mandatory Attendance Policy
Mandatory attendance is when students' grades are tied directly to attendance in classes and can even be withdrawn from their courses if they exceed the allowable unexcused absences. Currently at Brandon University there are 3 faculties with mandatory attendance: Education, Health Studies, & Music. BUSU is not fighting against mandatory attendance in these faculties as we recognize that attendance is crucial in these programs. What BUSU is standing up against is mandatory attendance in lectures. Mandatory Attendance goes beyond the classroom and is a human rights issue.