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Headlines for June 15, 2021


Edmonton Journal
Campus Saint-Jean worried it could lose out on millions without funds from province

Students at the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean (CSJ) are pushing for the federal government to provide funding for the French-language faculty that does not entirely depend on the province pitching in.

Global News
Feds fund initiative to develop electric and energy-efficient vehicles with McMaster

Researchers with McMaster University’s automotive resource centre are getting a $10-million boost from the federal government to produce an integrated automotive, aerospace and advanced manufacturing network.

The Globe and Mail
Why I’ve accepted an honorary doctorate from a school named after Egerton Ryerson

Two weeks ago, while visiting Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc in the B.C. Interior, I sat with Evelyn Camille, an 82-year-old survivor of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, where the remains of 215 children were discovered.

Times Higher Education
Leading black rights activist sees hope emerge in Canada

After decade tackling Indigenous mistreatment, nation and its universities widening racial agenda, says Afua Cooper.

The PIE News
Canada: student residency pathway “key pillar” for immigration targets

The Canadian government has reiterated its support for international students coming to Canada and the role they can play in helping Canada meet its immigration targets.

Global News
Virtual reality: UBC Okanagan first to offer ‘immersive technologies’ graduate program

Monday morning at the UBC Okanagan campus, some graduate students were getting a virtual tour of the university’s actual future.

Queen’s University response to false Indigenous identity claims ‘concerning,’ say academics

Dozens of academics from across North America have signed an open letter calling on Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., to retract its statement defending faculty and staff members who were accused of falsely claiming Indigenous identity in an anonymous dossier.

Edmonton Journal
Elise Stolte: ‘Unprecedented’ cuts at the University of Alberta make for a rapidly shrinking institution

There are massive changes afoot at the University of Alberta — it’s hard to overstate how big.

CTV News
U of A student launches app to help students find accommodations

Finding a comfortable place to rent can be a daunting task for many university students, but one University of Alberta student created an app to help make the process easier.

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