At a recent York CUPE 3903 Labour Management Committee meeting, the Faculty of Graduate Studies informed CUPE 3903 representatives that new Doctoral and Master’s students who had received OGS upon entering the first year of their Master’s or Doctoral program will not have their fellowship funding clawed back for that first year.
FGS is instead now classifying such a scholarship awarded to first year Masters and Doctoral students as a ‘recruitment scholarship’. However, students receiving these scholarships in subsequent years will continue to have their fellowship funding reduced. CUPE 3903 representatives continued to express our opposition to these claw-backs for graduate students. This will continue to be a bargaining issue for our members.