As York strike marches on, administration makes plans for students left in the lurch
York says they will offer tuition credits and bursaries for students who have been affected
As the York University strike continues into its seventh week, the school's administration has announced a series of options for undergraduate students who have been affected.
More than 3,700 teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate students walked off the job on March 5 to show their dissatisfaction with job security, wages and benefits.
A number of York departments have opted to suspend classes entirely for the strike's duration, leaving students unsure of how to proceed with summer and post-graduation plans.
The university administration wrote on Thursday that students can receive a tuition credit for any fall/winter 2017-2018 or winter 2018 course they opt to withdraw from until Dec. 31, 2018.
They can then retake the course any time before the end of the 2019 winter term without paying additional tuition.
Possible summer class cancellations
As the strike continues, summer courses are also at risk.
York says if an agreement is reached in time to get students back in class by April 30, summer courses will proceed as normal.
If the strike continues, however, the administration says it will have to cut at least one of three summer sessions.