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Headlines for Jan. 3, 2020


The Globe and Mail
University of Regina won’t cancel George Elliott Clarke’s talk amid criticism over his work with convicted killer

The University of Regina says it would be against its principles to cancel a lecture by a celebrated Canadian poet who has worked with a convicted killer of an Indigenous woman.

Canadian poet George Elliott Clarke won’t read poetry by convicted killer at MMIWG event

A renowned Canadian poet who had worked with the man convicted of killing an Indigenous woman says he won’t read the killer’s poetry at an upcoming University of Regina event at the centre of calls for it to be cancelled.

Vancouver Sun
UBC event cancelled, debate continues about free expression on campus

The University of B.C. could face a lawsuit from a free speech club after cancelling a potentially controversial speaking event at the end of January, citing “safety and security.”

Leadership program in Antarctica a life-changing experience, says Laurentian University professor

Tammy Eger has recently returned to Sudbury from a trip she describes as life-changing. The Sudbury academic is one of 100 women from around the world who spent three weeks in Antarctica as part of the Homeward Bound leadership project.

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