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Headlines for June 30, 2020


Feeling like ‘cash cows’: International students at Lakehead University upset by tuition hike during pandemic

International tuition for engineering increases by almost 13% for 2020/2021 school year at Thunder Bay school.

CTV News
Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine ready to start human trials soon

In a couple weeks, a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed in Quebec will become the first Canadian-made vaccine candidate to enter human trials.

‘A victory for our Black communities’: 4 best friends in Calgary all get into med school

Four Black best friends who met at the University of Calgary not only graduated together this year — all of them were also accepted into medical school.

CFLer says he faced systemic racism at McMaster, school to review Black varsity experience

McMaster University has announced a review of Black student-athlete experiences following what it described as “concerning accounts of anti-Black racism.”

Sudbury BLM, Laurentian grad students call on police to add mandatory body cameras

Laurentian University’s Graduate Students Association and Black Lives Matter Sudbury are calling on the city of Greater Sudbury to add more voices around the table.

Global News
Former NSCAD president says removal comes as ‘massive shock’

The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design’s board of governors voted to remove its president Aoife Mac Namara following a board meeting held last week.

The Chronicle Herald
Petition: Rehire NSCAD president, fire board of governors

A petition has been launched calling for the rehiring of the former president of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the firing of its board of governors.

Petition: Rehire NSCAD president, fire board of governors

Students and faculty at NSCAD University are calling for greater transparency over the recent firing of the university president, Aoife Mac Namara.

The Toronto Star
Student volunteer grant program is badly flawed

Sometimes a program feels like such a feel-good no-brainer that it doesn’t get the scrutiny it needs before it’s rolled out the door.

The PIE News
Canada: Digitary partners with ARUCC

The Association of the Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada has announced Digitary will build the Canadian National Network, providing Canada’s higher education community with its first online platform and national credential “wallet” for post-secondary learners.

The Huffington Post
Canadian Medical Students Demand Change After ‘Inhumane’ Exam Conditions

Dr. Brianna Barsanti-Innes was about five hours into her seven-and-a-half hour digital medical licensing exam when the system disconnected.

Global News
St.FX University launches fund for Indigenous women’s leadership, gets A-lister donation

The university’s Coady Institute launched the Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership fund, on Monday.

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