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Headlines for Jan. 13, 2020


The Toronto Star
The Iran plane crash dealt a huge blow to Canadian universities. Here are some of the bright minds that were lost

A university researcher developing a deeper understanding of a deadly microscopic parasite that causes a disease affecting millions. A graduate student researching how climate change affects lake systems in southern Ontario. And a college teacher who worked tirelessly to improve electrical engineering tech courses for students, whom he always welcomed to his office with a warm smile.

The PIE News
Canada mourns victims of Iranian plane crash

The Canadian higher education community is reeling after discovering many international students and staff were among those killed when Flight 752 from Iran crashed on January 8.

Ottawa Citizen
‘These are losses to the Canadian family’: Mourners gather to remember students who died in Iran crash

Students and faculty crowded a meeting place at the University of Ottawa for a memorial on Friday. They spoke in English, French and Farsi.

Global News
University of Alberta president speaks at Edmonton memorial for Iran plane crash victims

University of Alberta president David Turpin spoke at a memorial in Edmonton Sunday afternoon, honouring the lives of those who died after a plane was shot down in Iran.

Policy Options
The complexity of protecting free speech on campus

Compelling universities to create free-speech policies won’t make things simpler. It merely feeds conservative narratives.

Global News
Climate change education in Canada’s medical schools needs to improve, students say

Canadian medical schools have not adequately addressed the urgent need for training related to planetary health and climate change, and members of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students say that must change.

Vancouver Sun
Capilano University hires its first director of Indigenous education and affairs

Capilano University sits on unceded Squamish and Tsleil Waututh territory on the forested slopes of North Vancouver, the school’s walls and grounds festooned with Coast Salish art, so it’s fitting it now has its first director of Indigenous education and affairs.

Times Colonist
UVic students walkout in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en chiefs over pipeline

As many as 150 UVic students left classrooms and campus Friday in a demonstration of solidarity and support for the Wet’suwet’en First Nation stand against a pipeline.

Global News
Tuition increases approved at University of Calgary

Most University of Calgary students will be paying more for tuition starting in May. Lauren Pullen breaks down how much more students will be shelling out.

Vancouver Sun
Extinction Rebellion ends hunger strike after UBC clarifies commitment to fossil fuel divestment

A group of University of B.C. students ended their five-day hunger strike on Friday after receiving a clarification from the school on fossil-fuel divestment.

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