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Headlines for Jan. 29, 2020


The Globe and Mail
Ryerson’s student union turns to courts to restore funding after university terminates agreement

The Ryerson Students’ Union has turned to the courts to restore its funding and status after the university axed its operating agreement, saying the union had failed to comply with conditions following a financial scandal.

Global News
N.S. government launches website to help university students access mental health support online

The Nova Scotia government launched the HealthyMindsNS website on Jan. 16 to make it easier for post-secondary students to access mental health support.

UVic adopts investment policy reducing reliance on carbon emitters, but critics call it ‘greenwashing’

The University of Victoria’s board of governors approved a “responsible investment policy” to reduce investment in greenhouse gas producers Tuesday, but some at the university say the change isn’t meaningful.

Go inside the high-security lab where scientists search for a coronavirus vaccine

Virologist Darryl Falzarano escorted CBC News inside a containment lab at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Vaccine Centre on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

The Record
UW student petition to close campuses for fear of coronavirus goes viral

A University of Waterloo student’s petition to allow students to stay home from class in the wake of the new coronavirus has gone viral, garnering more than 30,000 signatures in a couple of days.

Ottawa Citizen
Coronavirus: Toronto schools, universities on alert amid reports parents of students shared flight with patient

A number of Toronto schools and universities are taking precautionary measures after reports that parents of students shared the same flight as a Toronto man who was diagnosed with coronavirus.

Laurentian mascot ‘under review’ as campus aims for more inclusivity

Laurentian University may be saying bon voyage to its mascot.

Revelstoke Review
UBC to be first Canadian institution to join open science platform

UBC is now the first Canadian institution to join the Center for Open Science’s online platform.

U of O students denounce anti-psychiatry exhibit

Some students at the University of Ottawa are denouncing an on-campus display that calls psychiatry an “industry of death,” saying it further stigmatizes people who need medication to treat mental health conditions.

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