Mythbusters

Myths and preconceived ideas about the viability of Campus Saint-Jean and the Francophone community are legion.

Each week, we will publish some of these preconceived ideas and the arguments to counter them.

MYTH #1

The University of Alberta does not pay any more for the Campus Saint-Jean than it does for its other faculties. 

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MYTH #2

Postsecondary budget cuts in Alberta affect all postsecondary institutions in the province. The Campus Saint-Jean is not disproportionately affected by these cuts.

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MYTH #3

Under the present economic context, the Alberta government is not investing in postsecondary education. Francophones should understand that there is no money.

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MYTH #4

Quebec does not fund English-language institutions, so Alberta should not fund French-language postsecondary programs.

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MYTH #5

A French-language university in Alberta serves only a small minority, since French is less important than other languages in Alberta. It’s a dying language all...

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MYTH #6

In Alberta, French has never been important and this remains the case today. There is therefore no demand for French-language postsecondary programs in the province.

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MYTH #7

Francophones can go back to Quebec or to France to access French-language postsecondary programs.

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