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Headlines for April 15, 2019


Montreal Gazette
McGill University drops Redmen name from sports teams, citing pain caused to Indigenous students

Principal Suzanne Fortier said in a statement that the Redmen name has caused pain and alienation for Indigenous students at the university, hence McGill is dropping the Redmen name for its men’s varsity sports teams, effective immediately.

The Record
University of Waterloo is part of a new Canadian climate change research group

A new research team designed to give Canadians and their governments credible, authoritative advice on climate change and clean energy development will be headquartered at the University of Waterloo.

Edmonton Journal
University of Alberta academic staff consider pay bump — only for female professors

More than 4,000 academic employees at the University of Alberta are voting on new employment agreements that would give raises only to women who are full professors.

Cuts to nursing programs ‘a step backward’ during nurse shortage, universities say

The New Brunswick government has cut $8.7 million in funding for nursing programs at a time when the province is suffering a shortage of nurses, and the cuts will hurt the ability of universities to deliver clinical training and build their programs, the University of New Brunswick and the University of Moncton said in a joint news release Friday.

Postsecondary campuses greet PC funding plan with mix of acceptance and fear

As the Ontario Progressive Conservatives unveil their plan to significantly tie university and college funding to performance, Ottawa’s postsecondary campuses are reacting to the provincial budget with a mixture of acceptance and fear.

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