#4 on the List is the Collège Lionel-Groulx in Sainte-Therese, Quebec. This amazing french speaking campus northwest of Montreal is close enough to the big city, that students can enjoy city life in Montreal when they want, yet still be a part of an smaller college community. Although this campus is quite beautiful and offers a number of excellent programs, it was once the scene of a significant protest by students over tuition hikes in May 2012.
Why bring up the past? Because the reality is that the stress of a “tuition hike”, that led to the riot on campus at Collège Lionel-Groulx could have happened just about anywhere. The big difference between what happened on this campus, and what happens on some many other campuses in North America, is that there are so few churches and Christians located on this campus compared to so many others.
As Christians, we are called to be salt and light, to our neighbours. When the stressors of life happen on the Forgotten 50 campuses, who will be there for them to know and understand the peace of Jesus?
Maybe it’s you!