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Headlines for Jan. 23, 2020


CTV News
Ontario signs funding deal with Ottawa for French-language university in Toronto

The federal and Ontario governments have reached a deal on funding a new French-language university in Toronto.

Global News
Dalhousie University students fundraise for bursary in honour of Iran plane crash victims

As the repatriation process begins for those killed in the tragic crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, Dalhousie University students have come up with a creative way to keep the memories of those loved ones alive.

The PIE News
Canada: int’l grad & Canadian counterpart pay gap narrows over time

International students who remain in Canada after graduation earn between 17% and 38% less than Canadian graduates one year after graduation, a report has found.

Calgary Herald
Opinion: Why performance-based funding for universities is not the answer

Both Alberta and Ontario are implementing performance-based funding formulas for universities and, in both cases, a significant proportion of funding is to be tied to performance on a narrow set of indicators linked to labour-market outcomes.

In the 2000s, Alberta invested heavily in its universities. In the 2020s, that’s about to change

Alberta’s Advanced Education minister has informed universities in the province to spend less money and expect to get less money from the government in the future.

CTV News
UVic board to consider partial fossil fuel divestment proposal

The University of Victoria board of governors is about to consider a proposal that would see a reduction of the institution’s carbon footprint in its short-term investments.

The Toronto Star
Doug Ford’s Tories overreached. The courts overruled them. But students are still paying the price

When Ross Romano went to university, he ran for student council so that he and his classmates could run their own show free from outside interference.

The London Free Press
‘I just couldn’t walk away and be quiet’: Ex-Ivey prof breaks silence about discrimination complaint and its toll

Allison Johnson is the former assistant professor at Western University’s Ivey Business School, whose complaint about being denied tenure led to an outside investigation that determined female teachers there face “systemic discrimination,” and a public recognition from Ivey’s dean that discrimination against female faculty is a concern.

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