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Headlines for Jan. 7, 2020


The National Post
Students have Charter-protected free-expression rights on campus, Alberta appeal court rules

Alberta’s top court has concluded that students have Charter-protected free expression rights on campus, in a ruling related to a $17,500 security fee a student group would have had to pay to hold an anti-abortion rally at the University of Alberta.

The Globe and Mail
Ontario’s $25-billion pension play: A new plan tries to combine universities’ wealth

Lawyer Gale Rubenstein has spent her career helping adversaries find common ground during some of the country’s most contentious restructurings, at Stelco, Confederation Life and Chrysler.

B.C. is taking advantage of international students by doubling their MSP fees, advocate says

Doubling health insurance fees is the latest example of nickel-and-diming international post-secondary students, who already pay more for their studies than their domestic counterparts, the B.C. Federation of Students said Monday.

Ottawa Citizen
Adams and Parkin: In Canada, education excellence is also about equity

In a world where learning underpins both individual and collective success, Canada’s strong showing in recent OECD testing is reassuring. It should also serve as a reminder of some of the things that make this country tick.

Vancouver Sun
UBC students start hunger strike to push for fossil-fuel divestment

A group of University of B.C. students launched a hunger strike Monday to demand concrete action from the school on fossil-fuel divestment.

Student union hopes more people choose to reuse with new program at UPEI campus pub

The student union at UPEI has introduced a new sustainability initiative at the Fox & Crow, the campus pub.

London Free Press
Western University’s medical school names ‘highly accomplished surgeon’ as new dean

After a 14-month search, surgeon John Yoo is taking the reins of Western’s University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry later this year, the university announced Monday.

The Globe and Mail
B.C. Appeal Court OKs class-action lawsuit against University of Victoria

A British Columbia Appeal Court panel has certified a class-action lawsuit against the University of Victoria over a wage freeze that employees say the institution wasn’t legally authorized to make.

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