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Headlines for April 8, 2019


Globe and Mail
Ontario reverses plan to cut university sports programs

The Ontario government has reversed course on a plan that threatened the funding of varsity sports at universities, but many other student services expect to see a drop in funding following the introduction of optional fees.

University group forges friendships between students and seniors

A program at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus is trying to tackle loneliness among both groups through regular social gatherings.

Montreal Gazette
Opinion: What message does Bill 21 send our children?

“Bill 21 is teaching children that people from different backgrounds, religions and cultures are not welcome in Quebec society; it teaches children that exclusion is OK,” writes Allison Hanes.

Ottawa Citizen
The Ottawa woman who ‘blazed a trail for women long before gender equity in science became clarion call’

June Lindsey waited 50 years to receive her first degree from Cambridge University. Now there is a growing push to make sure she doesn’t wait any longer to be recognized for her contribution to one of the most important scientific discoveries — the DNA double helix.

University World News
Sexual misconduct – Ontario universities accused of secrecy

Universities across Ontario have bolstered student supports in recent years to prevent sexual assault on campus, but experts say that behind closed doors they continue to foster a culture of secrecy that’s stifling real change.

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