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Headlines for June 24, 2020


National Post
UBC nursing student suing RCMP officer for alleged assault after health check

A B.C. nursing student alleges she suffered physical and emotional injuries at the hands of an RCMP officer after her boyfriend called emergency services to request a health check.

UBC’s board chair is gone. But the issues that led to his departure won’t go away

A few years ago at the University of British Columbia, Michael Korenberg showed up to a board of governors meeting wearing a hat.

Cape Breton University lays off staff, hikes tuition as it braces for shortfall

Cape Breton University is raising tuition, laying off employees and rolling back wages in an effort to avoid a financial shortfall of up to $45 million.

Global News
Queen’s receives largest donation ever to revitalize Agnes Etherington Arts Centre

An American philanthropic organization has announced a multi-million dollar donation to Queen’s University, slated to revitalize the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

CTV News
Journalism school offers new course on Black reporting after thousands sign petition

A Toronto university is offering a new course aimed at teaching young journalists how to responsibly report on stories affecting Black Canadians after a group of recent graduates created a successful petition.

Calgary grad speaks out against racism through powerful art collection

Anthony Russell, a 2020 graduate from Bishop O’Byrne High School, has created an anti-racism-inspired art collection called Fear of the Unknown that is turning heads in the local art world and in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Hundreds of MUN international students needed help for food during the pandemic. Some still do

When the pandemic hit, Ariyana Maria Gomes was alone in St. John’s.

Financial Post
Seven Months After Unanimous “yes” Vote, University of Toronto Instructor Group Joins CUPE

International Programs teaching staff at the University of Toronto’s New College are the newest members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

Global News
University of Saskatchewan report calls for cultural development of province’s evacuation plan

A report calls for changes to Saskatchewan’s current emergency management policies for northern Indigenous communities.

Regina Leader Post
FRIESEN: U of W hoops team rallies against racism

“My skin is not a threat.” That’s probably the most powerful line in a video produced by Black athletes at the University of Winnipeg, released on Tuesday.

Keremeos Review
UBCO student union president speaks out on civil suit filed after alleged rough arrest

The UBC Okanagan Students’ Union is speaking out after a student filed a lawsuit against an RCMP officer, the Attorney General of Canada, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor, alleging she was assaulted during a wellness check.

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