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Graduate “Funding” Packages and their Aftermath:

Presentation by Archana Rampure to the CUPE National University

Workers Meeting Montreal October 12th-14th 2006

Post secondary institutions in Canada operate on a system of mixed funding, where they derive a portion of their own funding from transfers, federal and provincial sources, and then try to make up their operating budgets with corporate funding and tuition fees. Following a pattern of graduate funding that owes more to the American system than to any other, there are primarily five ways for graduate students to fund themselves through the Canadian university system. Historically, “funding” was made up of portions of a number of or all of these sources.