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Headlines for April 20, 2022


CBC News
Why universities are failing to prepare students for the job market

Universities in the 21st century face a host of challenges, from slashed budgets to overworked contract faculty. And in a competitive economy, some students are questioning if a university degree is still worth the time and money.

CTV News
Montreal university receives ‘largest donation ever made’ for natural sciences in Canada

University officials say the historic donation, to the tune of $159 million, will go to accelerating the discovery of new materials and enabling research in “chemistry, physics, computer science and operations research to solve the greatest scientific, economic, environmental and social challenges of our time.”

CTV News
Muslim space at University of Guelph allegedly desecrated during campus event

A University of Guelph student association is apologizing after basins used by Muslim students to cleanse themselves before prayer were allegedly urinated in during an event on campus.

Ottawa Citizen
‘I definitely think it’s too soon’: Students express concern about removal of masking, vaccination mandates at Ottawa universities, colleges

Earlier in April, Ottawa Public Health gave its blessing for both schools and post-secondary institutions to enact their own mask policies.

CBC News
Professors call on Western University to commit to divesting from fossil fuel industry

A growing movement has prompted many Canadian universities to pledge to end relationships with industry.

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