STIPEND- $17,500/year TA pay- $33/hour (12 hours per week for 2 semesters). This money doesn't cover all my costs so I also work as a server at a restaurant in downtown Kelowna but this takes away from my study time.
If graduate funding was CAD $35,000/yr for all students, how would that change your life? I would be able to focus more on studies and less on making enough money to pay for my living expenses. I would spend less time worrying about making ends meet.
Additional Comments: Overall, I believe receiving more funding would encourage more people to apply to graduate studies and feel that their work is valued by their country, encouraging more time and energy invested into studies.