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Headlines for Jan. 15, 2020


Global News
Waterloo, Guelph universities plan moment of silence for Iran plane crash victims

Universities in Guelph and Waterloo will be observing a moment of silence on Wednesday for the victims of the Iran plane crash.

Revelstoke Review
Universities across Canada to hold moment of silence for Iran plane crash victims

Universities and colleges across Canada will be marking a moment of silence on Wednesday morning to remember the 57 Canadians killed in the Iran plane crash.

Global News
Memorial university scholarship in memory of Iran plane crash victims

A story that has touched all of us profoundly and deeply has been the tragic plane crash that killed 57 Canadians.

Tenured McGill prof resigns over university’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels

Frustrated by McGill University’s refusal to divest itself of investments in fossil fuels, Gregory Mikkelson felt it would be immoral to stay on.

The Toronto Star
Black Future Lawyers program aims to attract more Black students to U of T law school

A new program launching at the University of Toronto is looking to increase the number of Black law students.
‘Black in Post-Sec’ — struggles and strategies of Black students in Canadian universities

Ladna Mohamed, Kaku Kenyi and Andre Harriott are all current students or recent graduates of post-secondary educational institutions in Toronto. Scott Neigh speaks with them about Black in Post-Sec, a new documentary film about the experiences of Black students in Canadian universities.

CBC – Ideas
Education without liberal arts is a threat to humanity, argues UBC President

Santa J. Ono says studying the liberal arts made him a better scholar, scientist, teacher and father.

Deaf and blind Ontario woman suing government over student loan debt inequality

A woman who is disabled is in an Ontario court this week seeking changes to Canada’s student loan program that she argues would level the playing field for people with disabilities.

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