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Headlines for June 29, 2021


The Toronto Star
Ryerson University losing donors as debate over namesake’s residential school legacy rages

Ryerson University says it has lost donors over the ongoing debate surrounding its connection to one of the architects of Canada’s residential school system.

Ontario Labour Minister Catches Heat For Mocking University Degrees On Twitter

Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development is getting mixed responses to his tweet about “ending the stigma around the skilled trades.”

Financial Post
Record heat forces western Canada province to shut schools, universities

British Columbia closed schools and universities on Monday due to extreme heat which pushed temperature in the western Canadian province to a national record over the weekend, in a country that is widely known for its brutal winter and snows.

Times Higher Education
Canada hopes industrial policy will fuel science spending

Academic scientists, frustrated by years of lean budgets, again urged to value stimulating corporate innovation.

Policy Magazine
Getting to Know Memorial University Inside a Bubble

I have wonderful memories of my time in Saskatchewan as president of the University of Regina.

National Observer
Naomi Klein on her new gig at UBC and how climate justice can intersect with academia

Naomi Klein is set to help develop the Centre for Climate Justice at the University of British Columbia — one of the first of its kind at a Canadian university.

Despite release from Turkish prison, Carleton student still fighting for his freedom

Two weeks after being released from a Turkish prison, Carleton University doctoral student Cihan Erdal continues to fight for his freedom.

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