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Headlines for June 3, 2021


Globe and Mail
Indigenous faculty call on Ryerson to change name

Indigenous faculty at Ryerson have written an open letter to university administrators calling on the school to change its name and remove a statue of its namesake, Egerton Ryerson, one of the architects of the residential schools system.

Times Higher Education
Editor-in-chief leaves JAMA after journal’s racism denials

Podcast denying systemic racist attitudes in medicine seen as emblematic of leadership at top periodical.

CBC News
Politicians point fingers over Laurentian University insolvency

Province says feds only asked to meet with them after Laurentian announced layoffs and program cuts.

Calgary Herald
Global IT giant to partner with U of C on quantum computing centre

A global IT giant has announced plans to partner with the University of Calgary to create a centre of excellence for quantum computing in the city.

CBC News
Algoma University, located on former Ontario residential school site, to probe for possible burial spots

Sault Ste. Marie school will use ‘every measure, including the use of technology available to us today’.

CTV News
Ontario says it welcomed offer from federal government to help save French programs at Laurentian University

The Ontario government said Wednesday it is committed to French-language programs at Laurentian University and welcomes federal funding to help achieve that goal.

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