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Alberta proposes universal student card

New system could be adapted to cell phones

A universal student card for students in Alberta is being proposed by Minister of Advanced Education and Technology Greg Weadick, the Gateway has reported. The card would allow students to access their information from any post-secondary institution in the province. “So a student from MacEwan, if he happens to be at the U of A, he can access information that he needs there. That’s really the critical part,” the minister said. Weadick also said that the ministry is considering adapting the student card to cell phones. “Those phones are their life, and we want to make sure that they can connect to all those services. We want to make all those services available, especially with the new cost of books, and e-books, we want to make things as assessible to students wherever they’re at,” he said.

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