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Headlines for Dec. 6, 2019


How engineers of the Montreal Massacre generation are changing the world

On Dec. 6, 1989, Marc Lépine walked into École Polytechnique de Montréal and fatally shot 14 young women who were studying to be engineers.

Montreal Gazette
Opinion: Closing the gender gap in engineering requires a culture change

“Yes, the needle has moved” in the past 30 years. “But what have we achieved? Not nearly enough,” Gina Cody writes.

The Toronto Star
Engineering deans remember Dec. 6, 1989 — and celebrate the survivors

It is astonishing how many of my female friends and colleagues remember the moments from Dec. 6, 1989 and our first reactions on hearing that 14 females (almost all engineering students) had been shot at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal.

The Globe and Mail
Why the rifle used in the Polytechnique shooting remains legal, 30 years later

Thirty years ago, a 25-year-old man wearing blue jeans and Kodiak boots stormed into Montreal’s École Polytechnique carrying a heavy black bag and a grudge.

The PIE News
Canada removes biometrics exemption for in-country int’l students

The biometrics requirement exemption for students already in Canada ended this week, the latest change in a series of updates from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada government agency.

The Signal
N.S. universities take part in national study to tackle the opioid crisis

Researchers at Dalhousie University and St. Francis Xavier University are taking part in a Canada-wide study to tackle the opioid crisis — a crisis that took the lives of 4,588 Canadians in 2018 alone.

Winnipeg Free Press
Tenured prof alleges U of M pressuring her to leave

In the spring, they offered their first unsolicited buyout. It was worth about $65,000 or six months’ salary.

University of British Columbia declares climate emergency

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has joined organizations around the world in declaring a climate emergency.

The Georgia Straight
Extinction Rebellion UBC plans hunger strike if board of governors doesn’t order full divestment from fossil fuels

Climate activists continue to ramp up pressure on UBC’s administration and board of governors to take more dramatic action to address the climate crisis.

The Toronto Sun
WARMINGTON: York U. imposes sanctions after protest at pro-Israel event

Action was taken to address an anti-Semitic incident at York University which was called unacceptable by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Doug Ford and Mayor John Tory.

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