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Headlines for Jan. 9, 2020


CBC – The National
Flight 752: Students from universities nationwide killed in crash

Students from more than 10 Canadian universities were among those killed in when Flight 752 crashed in Iran.

The Toronto Star
Canada’s universities and colleges reeling over loss of dozens of students in Iran plane crash

Canada’s academic community is reeling from the devastating loss of students and faculty who were among those killed in a plane crash in Iran.

The National Post
‘It’s devastating’: Nine students from Ontario universities among plane crash victims

Four students from Western University, three from the University of Ottawa, and two from the University of Guelph have been confirmed to be among the victims.

‘Beyond words’: U of Manitoba community mourns friends, colleagues lost in Tehran plane crash

Dozens of students and staff gathered at the University of Manitoba Wednesday to honour the lives lost after a passenger jet crashed in Tehran, killing 176 people — including at least six with ties to Winnipeg.

Windsor Star
U of W students among dead in massive jet crash in Iran

Dozens of Iranian students at the University of Windsor gathered Wednesday to mourn and pray hours after five colleagues died in a plane crash in Iran.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster University mourns students, former post-doctoral fellow among victims of plane crash in Iran

Among the 176 listed on board a Ukrainian passenger jet in Iran are McMaster University students Iman Aghabali and Mehdi Eshaghian and former post-doctoral fellow Siavash Maghsoudlou Estarabadi.

CFAX 1070
UVic student among 63 Canadians killed in Iran plane crash

A University of Victoria student is among the 176 people who were killed in a tragic plane crash in Iran.

Halifax Chronicle Herald
Halifax dentist, student sisters among 176 dead after Ukrainian airliner crashes in Iran

Three Halifax university students and a dentist were among the 176 passengers killed when a Ukraine airliner crashed near Tehran, Iran, Wednesday morning.

Global News
At least 10 members of University of Alberta community killed in Iran plane crash: president

University of Alberta president David Turpin said at least 10 members of the university community were killed in Wednesday morning’s plane crash in Iran. Turpin called it a “grave loss” for the school.

South China Morning Post
Huawei spends millions at Canadian university, but some professors fear US crackdown

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, has said she might study for a doctorate in business administration at the University of British Columbia while on bail in Vancouver, as she undergoes a lengthy extradition process to face accusations of fraud in the US.

The Globe and Mail
Scientists and Indigenous leaders team up on project to revive purebred bison population

Now, scientists and Indigenous leaders in Western Canada are taking a crack at reviving the purebred bison population. It is a project grounded in science and blended with cultural significance.

Global News
Balancing freedom of expression, truth and reconciliation a challenge: U of R president

The University of Regina president responds to recent controversy following George Elliott Clarke’s scheduled lecture at the university which has since been cancelled by Clarke himself.

Vancouver Sun
Joy Johnson appointed new president of Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University’s Board of Governors has appointed professor Joy Johnson as the university’s next president and vice-chancellor.

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