On Globecampus.ca there was a poll asking: As budgets shrink, do you think universities should cut programs like Canadian Studies and Women's Studies if they get fewer students?
My answer was a NO, as it should be with every other Canadian out there. These programs, while not always the most appealing to the student masses are the ones that help us understand Canadians' progress through time. From Women getting the right to vote to the feminist movements, to the intricate forgings of our constitution. I can't believe anyone would suggest axing educational programs in favor of government slush funds and shovel ready projects.
Education is the corner stone of any society, a highly educated society is a productive society that will be more profitable in the end than any stimulus that is implemented now. Cutting these programs will open the door and facilitate cutting other programs with a lower enrollment rate and I don't think that that is the message Canada should send to its young generations.
I've always heard that the youth was our future... Let's not prevent that future from knowing about their past.