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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 4 April 17, 1946

Canadian Colleges Overcrowded too

Canadian Colleges Overcrowded too

Victoria's overcrowded state is typical of the Universities in Canada and the United States. In Canada the University population has almost doubled since last year. Returning servicemen are swelling the rolls to such an extent that the average ratio of men to women students is 2:1.

To alleviate the situation, McGill University, increasing from 2,710 to 5,744, has opened a new auxiliary college at Dawson. The University of Toronto, with a leap from 6,738 to 11,074, has also a new auxiliary college at Ajax with yet another 1,700 new students. The University of British Columbia, the only University assuming responsibility for providing room and board for returned students, has started on conversion or army huts for returned "veterans" and plans for 100 pre-fabricated houses are well under way.