Make no mistake—this policy essentially removes students from campus for inconveniencing their classmates and peers, and the administration. This takes agency and control away from those living with mental illnesses, and instead focuses almost solely on their supposed negative impacts on the community.
On average, there are five advisors taking appointments at a time, two advisors at the front desk, and two advisors taking phone calls. For an undergraduate body of over 9,000 students, it is not humanly possible for two operators to field incoming calls from every student. This system is made to fail.
“For the Gallery to hire this individual sends a very clear message to trans lives that we’re not valued in these spaces.”
In a company memo that was circulated online, the reason given for the increase was to compete with the recent rise in minimum wage in Ontario from $11.25 to $11.40 per hour for adults and $10.55 to $10.70 for students.
The rally began with noise disruptions from protesters and ended with the presence of multiple police cruisers. The police arrived to monitor the possibility of conflict between the rally’s attendees and those protesting the event.