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Headlines for Aug. 1, 2019


Globe and Mail
Canada Research Chairs program taking new measures to close equity gaps among prestigious academic positions

The CRC program is committing to new measures to close equity gaps among the prestigious academic positions, including a first-time focus on professors who are LGBTQ.

Globe and Mail
Risk of student loan defaults and delays rising, say documents warning ‘system is broken’

Federal student debt is approximately $17-billion and the Liberal government has to regularly write off millions of dollars in loans, say documents obtained by The Canadian Press.

National Post
Beware of rummaging colleagues, spies and foreign visitors: unique FBI document warns academia about China threat

As Canada grapples with Beijing’s meddling here, the American document seems almost a throwback to Cold War days.

Toronto Star
United Conservatives extend deadline for Alberta universities to adopt free speech guidelines to mid-December

A letter by Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides said the deadline has been extended from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15 due to a “short timeline of implementation.”

B.C. university eliminates cost of textbooks from 6 programs

Kwantlen has designed programs entirely around online textbooks with open licences.

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