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Headlines for June 10, 2020


Global News
Campaign aims to save French courses at University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean

The University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean has been a home for French education for more than 100 years, but now, thanks to reduced funding by the Alberta government and a freeze on reserve funds, nearly half of its courses could be axed.

Inside Higher Ed
Report: Which Employability Skills Are Students Missing?

Two new reports highlight the gaps in employability skills among college graduates.

University, college fall sports cancelled but St. Clair and UWindsor to honour scholarships

While there are tentative plans to resume some professional sports as soon as next month, fields, rinks and courts at the University of Windsor and St. Clair College will remain empty through the fall semester due to safety concerns around COVID-19.

Global News
Chair of U of L hockey committee confident that Pronghorns hockey will be back: ‘It’s just a matter of when’

Less than two months after announcing the discontinuation of its Pronghorns hockey teams, the University of Lethbridge has announced the members of the hockey advisory committee that will explore the possibility of bringing the men’s and women’s varsity programs back.

The Guardian
UPEI working on alternative varsity sports programming for the fall

UPEI student-athletes are expected to find out next week what alternative varsity programming will be available this fall.

Global News
Coronavirus: Majority of UBCO classes to move online this fall

Kelowna likely won’t see its usual influx of university students returning to class in September.

CTV News
UVic professor says Royal Roads should revoke degree after W. Brett Wilson’s ‘race card’ tweet

There are demands on social media that Royal Roads University in Colwood take a stand against racism after Calgary-based investment banker W. Brett Wilson made a racially charged statement on Twitter on June 3.

Global News
University of Calgary launches study to explore children’s experiences with COVID-19 and role in transmission

Researchers from the University of Calgary are launching a two-year investigation into the interplay between COVID-19 and children.

Global News
Families of Ukrainian plane crash victims urge Canada to take Iran to international court

A Canadian spokesman for families and loved ones who were killed in Iran’s Jan. 8 shootdown of a Ukrainian airliner says the regime is waging psychological warfare against them by refusing to release its flight recorders.

National Post
Scientific journal apologizes amid backlash over Canadian professor’s essay criticizing diversity hiring

A Canadian professor who criticized diversity hiring in an opinion essay has prompted a prestigious German scientific journal to retract the piece, and the publisher and his university to issue a public apology.

Niagara Falls Review
Brock University professor slammed for ‘hurtful and alienating’ article

A Brock University chemistry professor is being slammed by his employer as well as on social media, after an article he wrote for a peer-reviewed scientific journal was described as racist and misogynist.

Ottawa Citizen
Toronto’s Citizen Lab uncovers massive hackers-for-hire organization ‘Dark Basin’ that has targeted hundreds of institutions on six continents

A hackers-for-hire group dubbed “Dark Basin” has targeted thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions around the world, including advocacy groups, journalists, elected officials, lawyers, hedge funds and companies, according to the internet watchdog Citizen Lab.

Calgary Herald
U of C continues to fall in survey’s global rankings

The University of Calgary has continued to slide in a prominent academic rating survey.

National Post
Barbara Kay: U of A professor holds the line on free expression

Kathleen Lowrey, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta, ascribes much of her intellectual formation to Marxism and radical feminism.

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