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Headlines for Jan. 10, 2020


‘Empty chairs’ across Canada’s academic community after Iran plane crash

The crash in Iran of a Ukrainian Airlines jet bound for Toronto killed dozens of professors and researchers from campuses across Canada, leaving a painful hole in Canadian academia where Iranians have taken on starring roles in engineering.

The Uniter
Manitoba to issue mandate letters to postsecondary institutions

The government’s November throne speech indicated that mandate letters would be issued “in order to reduce waste and duplication in our education system.”

Toronto Star
N.B. university appoints group to examine law building’s name and connection to slavery

The University of New Brunswick has appointed a working group in response to pressure to remove George Duncan Ludlow’s name from its law faculty building in Fredericton because of his connections to slavery and Indigenous abuse.

Globe and Mail
University of Guelph says track coach Dave Scott-Thomas should have been fired in 2006

Scott-Thomas, who’s among the most successful coaches in Canadian history, was fired on Dec. 16 for unprofessional conduct.

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