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Headlines for Dec. 13, 2019


The Guardian
Memorial University names first female president in 94-year history

Memorial University made a historic choice in selecting its 13th president and vice-chancellor — Vianne Timmons, who has held the same position for the last 11 years at the University of Regina, was announced Thursday as the successor to current president Gary Kachanoski.

Global News
McMaster’s new president says university’s success is ‘rooted in taking chances’

After a nine-month international search, McMaster University has found its new president.

Montreal Gazette
Graham Carr named new president of Concordia University

Already serving as interim president, Carr ‘is already beloved within our community,’ says president of the university’s board of governors.

Blind student says Laurentian University suggested he ‘leave the guide dog at home’

The dean of the University of Toronto law school has apologized for a class assignment that he said relied on racial stereotypes about Indigenous people.

Hamilton Spectator
McMaster University installs safety netting in staircases at new student residence

McMaster has installed safety netting in its newest student residence after recent suicides elsewhere prompted the university to look at the building through “a very specific lens.”

The Globe and Mail
Free online MBA programs are useful – but might not advance your career

When Adrian Andrisca first heard of the Smartly MBA, he thought it would be “a fun little thing to do.” He completed the 10-month online program while working full-time at a bank. It didn’t cost him a cent.

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