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Headlines for Jan. 16, 2020


CBC – The National
Universities pay tribute to knowledge lost on Flight 752

Universities across Canada fell silent Wednesday afternoon to pay tribute to the students, professors and PhD candidates killed on Flight 752.

Sadness and silence grips Canada’s universities in honour of plane crash victims

A sombre silence fell across Canadian university campuses Wednesday as the institutions honoured the 176 lives lost in a plane crash in Iran last week.

Global News
Moment of silence at University of Lethbridge to honour Iran plane crash victims

It was an emotional and meaningful moment for Elnaz Alikarami as her fellow students at the University of Lethbridge stood in support to honour the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752.

CTV News
Victims of Flight 752 crash remembered at University of Toronto

University of Toronto students joined more than a dozen Canadian universities who held moments of silence in honour of community members killed when a plane crashed in Iran last week.

Manitoba universities observe moment of silence for Flight PS752 victims

A standing-room-only crowd gathered at Winnipeg’s University of Manitoba on Wednesday for a moment of silence to honour the victims of Flight PS752.

CTV News
U of A holds moment of silence to honour Flight 752 victims

The University of Alberta held a moment of silence Wednesday to remember the 57 Canadians killed when an Iranian missile hit a Ukrainian airliner in Tehran last Wednesday.

The Record
University of Waterloo community remembers students killed on flight PS752

Hundreds gathered at the University of Waterloo on Wednesday for a memorial for students and alumni who were killed on flight PS752.

CTV News
Ontario creates scholarships to honour of victims of Iran plane crash

Ontario is creating 57 new post-secondary scholarships to honour the victims of the Iran plane crash that left no survivors last week.

Student pressure ‘really is there’: Task force calls on U of T to simplify mental health services

A task force set up by the University of Toronto is recommending that the school simplify the way it delivers mental health services to students.

The Toronto Star
Canadian Medical Association Journal lifts online paywall to health-care material

The Canadian Medical Association Journal is lifting a paywall that restricts access to much of its content in a bid to reach a broader audience and combat so-called fake news.

Calgary Herald
Calgary post-secondaries expect tuition fee hike in coming months

Students at Calgary’s publicly funded colleges and universities will likely pay more to go to school this fall, but many will have to wait to learn exactly what the cost increase will be.

The Globe and Mail
Canadian universities must not stifle peaceful, unpopular expression

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled against the University of Alberta for charging a $17,500 security fee to a small student pro-life club in 2016. This is a clear victory for free speech on campus, no matter how unpopular the opinion being expressed – and other universities should take note.

The Toronto Star
U of T professor defends awarding marks to students who buy his book, follow him on social media

A popular University of Toronto Mississauga professor is defending his decision to reward marks to his students if they buy his book and follow him on social media.

The Globe and Mail
No, I’m actually not worried about what I’ll ‘do’ with my arts degree

In one of my recent lectures, a professor asked the class why, in our opinion, interest and enrollment in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences seemed to be steadily dwindling over the years.

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