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Headlines for Feb. 24, 2020


Diversity push doubles the number of minorities studying education at U of M

The University of Manitoba has doubled the number of minorities studying to be teachers — years after introducing an aggressive target to admit nearly half of all education students from diverse backgrounds.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
U of S graduate tuition hike could factor into bargaining, union says

The union representing University of Saskatchewan graduate and postdoctoral workers is speaking against a proposed tuition hike headed for a vote by the school’s board of governors.

Edmonton Journal
Edmonton unites to remember Iranian plane crash victims

Members of Edmonton’s Iranian community gathered at city hall Saturday to grieve those lost in last month’s deadly plane crash near Tehran — sharing their sadness and more than a little anger.

Ottawa Citizen
Quebec apologizes for barring McGill prof based on false accusation he supported female circumcision

Quebec’s education minister has formally apologized to a renowned McGill University ethics professor for removing him from consultations based on false information.

The London Free Press
London researchers holding first-of-its-kind forum on vaping risks for teens

London researchers are sounding the alarm about teen vaping, launching a first-of-its kind local forum to boost public awareness about the potential lung health threat.

The Toronto Star
It’s a bad move by Queen’s University to fire an outspoken coach

When a woman finds the courage to come forward and expose someone in a position of power for sexual abuse or harassment, a broad public conversation inevitably follows.

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