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Headlines for Feb. 4, 2019

BY ANQI SHEN | FEB 04 2019

‘The sky’s the limit’: Concordia Student Union opens long-awaited daycare for student parents

The daycare opened last month and has room for 52 preschoolers, including 10 spaces for babies.

Global News
Western University to allow students to choose preferred first names on unofficial university records

The issue of having one legal first name while identifying with another was brought forward by students, particularly from LGBTQ2+ and international student communities.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
U of S reassures students ahead of possible job action

Any possible job action is weeks or months away but the university says it has contingency plans in place.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
U of R names first Indigenous entrepreneurship executive-in-residence

The new position will develop annual initiatives for Indigenous students interested in entrepreneurship and is part of the University of Regina’s commitment to Indigenization.

International students concentrated in Lower Mainland and Greater Victoria, report says

A new report from the B.C. Teachers Federation says revenue from international students is concentrated in a limited number of school districts, namely West Vancouver.

Globe and Mail
After diplomatic stand-off, fewer Saudi Arabian students left Canada than initially feared

Universities are assessing the toll of the Saudi withdrawal, six months later.

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