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Headlines for June 12, 2020


University of Windsor releases action plan for tackling anti-Black racism on campus

Following a previous apology over its official statement on the death of George Floyd which was heavily criticized by multiple student groups, the University of Windsor has outlined an action plan for tackling anti-Black racism on campus.

Global News
Petition urging mandatory anti-racism course at University of Toronto gains online support

A University of Toronto student’s petition calling for mandatory anti-racism courses to be implemented at the institution is receiving growing support online.

The Telegram
Cape Breton University initiative aimed at increasing Mi’kmaw students

Cape Breton University and Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey are partnering on a two-year pilot project to encourage Mi’kmaw adults to return to school and obtain a post-secondary degree.

Global News
B.C. law professor says Canada needs to review colonial legacy of public monuments

A law professor at the University of British Columbia says it’s time for people to come to terms with the fact many public statues and monuments uphold and commemorate Canada’s colonial legacy.

Vancouver Sun
An open letter to new and continuing university students in B.C.

COVID-19 may well be the defining event for your generation of post-secondary students.

Global News
University of Saskatchewan president Peter Stoicheff

University of Saskatchewan President Peter Stoicheff joins Global News Morning to discuss the university’s tuition decision and the Huskies fall season cancellation.

Sault Star
Algoma U opts for online learning in fall

Algoma Univesity students will learn online this fall because the post-secondary institution is wary of a second wave of COVID-19 interrupting studies this fall.

Brandon Sun
No pay cuts proposed at BU: Docherty

Despite pandemic-era realities and a one per cent cut in provincial funding, Brandon University proposed a budget that will ensure staff don’t see pay decreases

CTV News
Western campus to become ‘living lab’ for 5G research

Western University is partnering with Bell Canada to create an advanced 5G research centre effectively turning the campus into a “living lab.”

Deaf Winnipegger’s specialized education complaint against province struck down

A Winnipegger who is deaf says he’s “disappointed” after the Manitoba Human Rights Board of Adjudication said his complaint against the province for not fully funding his specialized education didn’t meet the legal test for discrimination.

Edmonton Sun
GUNTER: U of A falls victim to witch-hunt mentality in professor’s dismissal

I’m pretty sure U of A anthropology professor Kathleen Lowrey and I wouldn’t see eye-to-eye on much. She’s a Marxist and radical feminist. And I’m … well, I’m neither of those.

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