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Headlines for October 26, 2023


Montreal Gazette
Opinion: Let’s debunk myths about Quebec’s tuition hikes

Oversimplifications abound but the situation is more nuanced. As president of Concordia University, I can set the record straight.

Toronto Star
York student unions that backed Palestinians rejects university’s demands to retract statements, resign

Three student unions at York University were given until Oct. 25 to retract their statements on the Israel-Hamas war. The unions released a joint statement refusing to back down from their controversial opinion and rejected the Universities demands for the union executives to resign.

Niagara Falls Review
Canada issues temporary permits to scammed international students

Thirty international students were granted temporary permits by Immigration Canada following a five-month investigation. These students were allegedly defrauded by an overseas consultant making fake letters of admission.

National Post
French-language universities back English counterparts in criticizing tuition hike for non-Quebec students

The heads of a group of French-language universities issued an open-letter defending English-language schools and the planned tuition hike for out-of-province students. They said this measure could injure the finances of the three English schools and put the universities at risk.

CTV News
Florida orders state universities disband pro-Palestinian student groups, saying it backs Hamas

State university chancellor on the guidance of Gov. Ron DeSantis demanded the disbanding of Florida chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine at state universities. SJP says it has more than 200 chapters across American universities.

CTV News
Waterloo names triple alum Dr. Jagdeep Singh Bachher as chancellor

The University of Waterloo named Dr. Jagdeep Singh Bachher as the school’s next chancellor. Currently chief investment officer and vice president of investments at the ten-campus University of California, Bachher is a triple alumni of the University of Waterloo. He will begin serving a three-year term next June.

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