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Headlines for June 16, 2020


Global News
‘All options are on the table’: Trent University discusses petition for mandatory anti-racism course

A petition to include a mandatory anti-racism course within Trent University’s curriculum is making rounds online. The Associate Vice President of Students for the university says nothing is certain, but “all options are on the table.”

The Hamilton Spectator
Student union calls for McMaster to axe De Caire as head of security, dissociate from Hamilton police

McMaster University’s Students Union (MSU) is calling for the removal of former Hamilton police chief Glenn De Caire from his senior administrative post as the school’s head of parking and security services.

CTV News
Ottawa students launch petition calling on mandatory anti-racism courses

A petition calling on the University of Ottawa and Carleton University to teach anti-racism courses is gaining traction.

Global News
Brownstein: James McGill gets his reckoning — over 200 years later

Decades back, while studying sociology at McGill University, I had a coterie of inspiring American professors who never shied away from pointing out injustice and racism — particularly as it existed in the U.S. In the eyes of many, academics and others, then and now, Canada was and is often perceived as the refuge, the country of slave rescuers.

Global News
Queen’s University announces rapid response funding for projects supporting medical and social coronavirus related solutions

Amy Wu is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. She is designing, testing and evaluating low-cost medical grade face shields that can be produced within the community.

Global News
Redeemer University reveals framework for fall semester amid COVID-19 pandemic

Redeemer University has released its framework for reopening its campus in Ancaster, Ont., safely for the fall term amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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