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Headlines for April 23, 2018

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 23 2018

Canada’s first tenured Inuit professor at U of S says research, opportunities ‘a dream world’

When she looks back at her childhood in a small Greenland community, to her life now, Karla Jessen Williamson still feels a sense of disbelief.

Winnipeg Free Press
Labour board upholds ruling in favour of U of M faculty

The University of Manitoba Faculty Association wants to see full payment of $2.4 million in damages after the Manitoba Labour Board dismissed the university’s appeal of a crucial unfair labour practice ruling.

Globe and Mail
Deals between public-private colleges pose unacceptable risks to students, Ontario report says

The deals led to an increase of almost 5,000 international students between 2015 and 2016, and $30.5-million more in projected revenue at six institutions in 2017, according to the study.

12 months, 21,000 learners: Why an Indigenous Canada course is an online hit

The success of an online class about Canada’s Indigenous peoples has stunned even the course’s instructor.

B.C. universities impose steep tuition increases for foreign students

Several schools in B.C. and elsewhere in Canada have imposed steep increases for international students, who already pay tuition rates as much as seven times higher than their Canadian counterparts.

Anxious students’ demand for help leads to lesson on single-session therapy

With wait lists stretching to 6 weeks, solution-based therapy can free campus counsellors to see more students.

Globe and Mail
Academics join call for criminal investigation of Canadian opioid manufacturers

A group of academics is joining the chorus of those calling for a criminal investigation into the marketing practices of Canadian opioid manufacturers.

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