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Headlines for June 13, 2022


The Globe and Mail
University of Saskatchewan’s process for verifying Indigenous identity of new hires raises concerns

Réal Carrière, a politics professor of Cree and Métis background, declined a job offer at the University of Saskatchewan in part because he was asked to produce documents that would prove his Indigenous bona fides, a request he calls offensive and contrary to human dignity.

CBC News
‘It changed my life’: How an Ontario university tuition levy helps students affected by war become grads

The program was started in 2014 by students at Laurier. Each student, through their tuition fees, contributes $8 to the scholarship levy, and the group uses that money for scholarships for those in need.

CBC News
STU draws praise for course teaching critical thinking skills in digital age

Education minister, cybersecurity expert both say digital literacy classes needed at even early age.

The Globe and Mail
I’m a family doctor who teaches medical students. Here’s what they’ve missed out on during the pandemic

Nicholas Pimlott is an academic family physician at Women’s College Hospital and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also the scientific editor of Canadian Family Physician.

The Peterborough Examiner
Future-proofing Canadian innovation starts with equity in STEM education

We need to involve under-represented groups at every step of innovation in Canada. Their unique perspectives, knowledge and expertise are essential to creating solutions with real impact.

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