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Headlines for June 25, 2020


The Globe and Mail
UVic appoints Ry Moran as Indigenous reconciliation librarian

The new reconciliation librarian at the University of Victoria says he hopes his unique role will help Canadians better understand Indigenous culture and what they have faced through history.

National Post
Long-awaited details of federal student service grant to be unveiled today

The federal government is to launch a program today aimed at encouraging students to volunteer in the fight against COVID-19 — more than two months after first announcing it and just in time for those who haven’t been able to find a summer job.

The Globe and Mail
Federal government investing $5-million in national wildfire research

The federal government is investing $5-million to create a national wildfire research network, two years after the Canadian Forest Service warned that Canada’s expertise and research on forest fires was not keeping up with the dramatic shifts associated with climate change.

Global News
Kelowna RCMP, UBC Okanagan principal react to student allegation of mistreatment

Police have announced that an internal code of conduct and criminal investigation is underway following a lawsuit that alleges Const. Lacy Browning mistreated a university nursing student during a wellness check in January.

Global News
University of Saskatchewan temporarily lays off more than 300 employees

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has temporarily laid off 315 employees over a span of 12 weeks.

Mount Allison University lays off employees, prepares for lower enrolment

Mount Allison University is blaming the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 for its decision to lay off or reduce the hours of 52 employees, many of whom work in administration.

Global News
UBC Okanagan students’ union seeks accountability after disturbing video of RCMP wellness check

The Students’ Union of UBC Okanagan is calling for change following allegations that a Kelowna, B.C., police officer mistreated a university student during a wellness check earlier this year.

Global News
University of Calgary hopes to re-open special facility to study novel coronavirus

Researchers at the University of Calgary are busy studying the novel coronavirus and leading researchers are pushing forward to develop new labs and new techniques that are essential in the COVID-19 fight.

Global News
UNBC ranks among best young universities in Canada

UNBC has once again been placed among the top young universities in Canada and the world.

North Bay Nugget
Nipissing researchers awarded federal grants

Three researchers from Nipissing University have received more than $755,000 in federal funding to support their work in the areas of psychology, anthropology, and physical and health education.

Sault Star
Pot use not allowed at Algoma U

Algoma University’s new cannabis policy does not allow students or staff to consume marijuana on campus.

The Tyee
How Canada Snatched away a Foreign Student’s Hopes

Amani, like many applicants, spent money and was strung along. Until the government slammed the door shut.

SI News
Amid a pandemic, 67,000 international students arrive in Canada

Is Canada safe? According to 67,000 international students who arrived on its shores between January and April 2020, the answer is yes.

Global News
Hopefulness and commitment to change highlight Western University’s town hall on racism

A virtual town hall meeting struck a hopeful and determined tone, two days after the release of a report that outlined the insidious nature of racism embedded throughout the institution of Western University.

Calgary Herald
‘Much more needs to be done’: U of C responds to open letter on racism

The University of Calgary condemns all forms of racism, including anti-Black and anti-Indigenous bigotry, administrators wrote Wednesday in response to an open letter signed by more than 1,300 campus community members.

Windsor Star
Alumnus starts petition for UWindsor to rename Macdonald Hall

Sophie Morrow’s freshman year at the University of Windsor is forever marred by the fact she lived in residence at Macdonald Hall.

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