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Headlines for Dec. 16, 2019


Ottawa Citizen
Student’s suicide at time of growing awareness about mental health of medical students, doctors

The death of a University of Ottawa medical student by suicide earlier this month came at a time when there is growing awareness that many medical students and doctors are not all right when it comes to their own mental health.

Ontario moves to create a mental health ‘centre for excellence’

The Doug Ford government is taking its first major step toward reforming mental health treatment in Ontario, and received rare support from the opposition parties for the move.

Edmonton Journal
U of A pulls $15 million in reserves to cover provincial funding cuts

The University of Alberta is digging into its approximately $50 million in non-endowment investment income and reserves to help cover an approximately $79 million cut to its provincial funding this year.

Calgary Herald
‘We’re upset’: Graduate students at U of C protest proposed tuition hikes

About 75 University of Calgary graduate students took a break from their end-of-semester exams and papers on Friday morning to protest against proposed tuition increases.

Edmonton Journal
U of A adopts new freedom of expression statement following provincial direction

The University of Alberta approved a new statement on freedom of expression on campus at its board of governors meeting on Friday, following direction from the provincial government to adopt policies in line with the Chicago Principles earlier this year.

Foreign student and worker exploitation highlighted in Calgary petition

Groups in Calgary’s South Asian community are trying to raise awareness of the ongoing exploitation of international students and foreign workers through a petition and community meetings in northeast Calgary.

Ottawa Citizen
Cannabis a substitute for opioids? UBC research at odds with McMaster University

People with chronic pain who use cannabis daily are far less likely to use illicit opioids, including fentanyl, a University of B.C. study shows.

Many go home, some stay behind: MUN program brings locals and international students together for Christmas

School is out for Christmas at Memorial University, and while many will be headed home for the holidays some will remain behind.

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