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Headlines for June 21, 2019


CBC Windsor
Twitter outrage: Students react to OSAP cuts
This week, many students found that their estimated funding under the Ontario Student Assistance Program will be significantly less than they’ve received in previous years.

CBC News
New tentative contract for Canada’s scientists would enshrine right to speak to media
A tentative agreement reached between the Trudeau government and Canada’s scientists would lock in their right to speak to the media about science and their work for another four years.

Global News
Three Atlantic universities get $1.2M to ‘Indigenize’ their campuses
The TD Bank Group donated $1.2 million to Mount Saint Vincent, Acadia and Memorial universities to boost their Indigenous student support services.

Thousands of UBC staff call for cancellation of anti-SOGI event
An association representing 5,000 staff members at the University of British Columbia is calling on the university’s president to cancel a controversial speech scheduled for this weekend.

The Record
Opinion: Waterloo graduates are ready for the new world of work 
Convocation is a celebration of what students have learned and the benefits our community and society will gain from their efforts, says University of Waterloo president Feridun Hamdullahpur.

Two disturbing incidents target SFU prayer areas during Ramadan
Two separate incidents at SFU’s Burnaby and Surrey campuses at the end of the holy month of Ramadan have some students concerned for their safety.


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