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Headlines for June 22, 2020


National Post
Top UBC official quits after liking anti-Black Lives Matter tweets

A senior official at the University of British Columbia has resigned after he liked a series of Tweets that criticized the Black Lives Matter anti-racism campaign, the university and local media said.

Massey College reviewing Margaret Wente appointment amid campus uproar

News of Wente’s appointment sparked petition signed by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors.

The Toronto Star
U of T professor resigns from Massey College committee after it appoints controversial columnist Margaret Wente as fellow

A professor at the University of Toronto has resigned from her position at Massey College following the recent appointment of media columnist Margaret Wente, formerly of The Globe and Mail, as a senior fellow at Massey College.

University World News
Interconnected impacts of COVID-19 on graduate students

As the COVID-19 pandemic crawls into its third month in Canada, graduate students find themselves in a complex web of uncertainty.

Calgary Herald
‘Honest mistake’: U of C student denies cheating as 14 accused of sharing answers online

The University of Calgary is defending its decision to issue academic misconduct notices to 14 students of an Introduction to Dinosaurs course who were accused of sharing answers to assignments online.

Burnaby Now
$15-million ‘gathering house’ approved for SFU’s Burnaby campus

A First Peoples’ Gathering House has been approved for Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus.

Niagara Falls Review
Brock accused of breaching its own freedom of expression policy in response to prof’s article

Brock University is reviewing its response to a controversial article written by one of its chemistry professors, after being accused of breaching its own policy.

The Province
Opinion: Defunding threatens to destroy Alberta’s flagship university

How difficult it must be for Albertans to understand what the Kenney government is doing to Alberta’s universities and colleges.

CTV News
Carleton University announces Appreciation Day Holidays for staff and faculty

Carleton University is giving staff and faculty July 2 and 3 off work to express appreciation and gratitude for their work during the academic year.

Med school final exam plagued with technical issues after moving online due to COVID-19

Fourth-year medical students across Canada are reporting stress and “agony” as the major standardized test that marks their transition from med school to residency has faced technical and communication problems.

Revelstoke Review
National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations at B.C. university go online

Last year, thousands came together at the Esquimalt Lagoon to participate in National Indigenous Peoples Day but this year, things look a little different.

Sault Star
Algoma U will diversify international recruitment

Algoma University wants to shift from its current focus on India for international student enrolment and draw recruits from more countries.

CKGP Today
Post-secondary Indigenous students get over $6 million in support

Indigenous students at public post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia will have more support to succeed in post-secondary education and finish their studies.

The Chronicle Herald
SCOTT STEWART: Universities stuck in doldrums when it comes to diversity

The killings of George Floyd, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, D’Andre Cambell, Chantel Moore, Rodney Levi and others at the hands of the police have brought to the forefront once again the systemic racism against Black and Indigenous people in North America.

Sault Star
Start grad programs: AU chair

David Nanang left Algoma University with some advice to make a “great” post-secondary institution even better.

Niagara Falls Review
Brock grads are ‘best chances’ to help world facing major issues, ex-PM tells convocation

Former prime minister Paul Martin laid out a tall order for Brock University students on graduation day Friday.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph says they can improve accuracy and privacy of Ontario’s COVID-19 contact tracing app

Ontario is launching its ‘COVID Alert’ application on July 2, in hopes of aiding in contact tracing the virus.

Kingston Whig Standard
Queen’s residences to run at 50 per cent capacity in fall

With the fall semester three months away, Queen’s University has announced it will be welcoming 2,300 students to residence in September.

Kingston Whig Standard
St. FX to use mixture of online, in-person classes for fall semester

St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., will be offering its fall courses through a combination of online learning and on-campus classes.

Veterinary college aiming to attract more Indigenous students

UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College has been awarded nearly $30,000 for a project to engage Indigenous youth in veterinary medicine and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).

Ottawa Citizen
Chakravorty: Why our focus shouldn’t be on removing Carleton’s Gandhi statue

An online petition has been launched urging Carleton University to remove a statue of Gandhi from its campus.

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