Dueck on admissions scandal

Director of Admissions and Registrar Peter Dueck was interviewed by Saanich News about the largest college admission scam in the United States and the broader issue of marginalization in universities.

Here is an excerpt:

Peter Dueck, director of admissions and registrar at Royal Roads University, agrees in saying the news didn’t surprise him but left him disappointed, adding the university doesn’t admit students solely based on sporting ability or parental legacy which helps protect from this type of scandal.

While Dueck admits the playing field for students might not be level in some circumstances, he says there are resources that help tackle the issue such as student aid and government bursaries.

‘That’s probably the most important piece of rectifying socioeconomic situations for students, that for people who would otherwise not be able to go to school.’

This story first appeared in the Saanich News.