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Headlines for Feb. 19, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Canadian universities extend English exam deadlines for prospective students in China

Canadian universities are extending deadlines for English proficiency exams for prospective students in China or looking for other ways to remotely assess language skills after the tests were cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

An English major is not destined to be a barista, these professors say

Is literary studies going extinct? It’s an age-old question, says Lisa Dickson, associate professor of English at the University of Northern British Columbia. In fact, it’s 2,300 years old.

Policy Options
Canadian law schools must do their part to help combat climate change

Only a few law schools have offered climate law courses. They need to do so systematically, as they are central to teaching future climate lawyers.

Tribute to be held in Edmonton for victims of Iranian plane crash

A tribute is being held Saturday in Edmonton to remember the Canadians who were killed when a Ukrainian passenger plane crashed minutes after takeoff near Tehran.

The Province
Alberta universities prep students for medically assisted death

Amid a shortage of physicians in Alberta willing to carry out the province’s medical assistance in dying program, Alberta medical schools are teaching curriculum meant to prepare future doctors to help grievously ill patients die with dignity.

U of O review finds shortfalls in race training, data collection

A review into security policies and race at the University of Ottawa is recommending several changes, including more training for security staff and for the school to track the racial backgrounds of students.

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