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Headlines for June 19, 2019


Ottawa Citizen
Western University apologizes for ‘unacceptable’ convocation remarks
A southern Ontario university and a Canadian musician have apologized for what they call unacceptable and inappropriate remarks made at a convocation ceremony.

CTV News
‘Numerous bomb threats’ made to post-secondary schools throughout Toronto
Toronto police say they are responding to “numerous bomb threats” made to post-secondary campuses throughout the city.

Times Colonist
Philip Steenkamp installed as Royal Royals University president
Philip Steenkamp was officially installed as Royal Roads University’s president during convocation ceremonies Tuesday at the Royal Theatre.

CBC News
U of O hires outside expert to look into carding incident
Prominent lawyer to review how university security acted in June 12 incident.

London Free Press
Does anybody at Western University vet these convocation speeches?
The latest Western University convocation speech to spark outrage across campus raises a clear question for school administration: Does anybody even look at speakers’ remarks before they’re delivered?

The Georgia Straight
LGBT activists prepare UBC rally for trans rights to counter talk by controversial anti–SOGI speaker Jenn Smith
An ongoing debate about SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) issues in B.C. will have yet another public display in Vancouver this coming weekend.

The Guardian
Charlottetown council backs Dr. Herb Dickieson’s quest to see medical faculty established at UPEI
The City of Charlottetown is trying to help solve the doctor shortage on Prince Edward Island.

Global News
Professors at war: Sexual misconduct allegations in Windsor reach Trinidad and Tobago
At least two students at the University of Windsor’s law school allegedly disclosed to their teachers that a professor had repeatedly sexually harassed them.

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