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Headlines for June 5, 2018

BY ANQI SHEN | JUN 05 2018

Montreal Gazette
McGill lavender grad ceremony to honour LGBTQ students

McGill University is set to hold its first-ever lavender graduation ceremony on Tuesday, a first for Canada.

Toronto Star
U of T celebrating Pride with rainbow flag made up of 3,000 paper cranes

The University of Toronto’s faculty of arts & science has created a rainbow-coloured flag made up of more than 3,000 paper cranes in celebration of Pride month.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic to recognize students’ military experience

It will soon be easier for veterans and reservists in Saskatchewan to get a certificate, degree or diploma.

Winnipeg Free Press
CMHR, U of W join forces to give executives a crash course in Indigenous and human-rights issues

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the University of Winnipeg have teamed up to create the first-ever executive-level training workshop on Indigenous and human rights.

Edmonton Journal
Controversial honorary degree for David Suzuki one of many University of Alberta handing out this month

President David Turpin has defended the award, saying the university was founded on the principles of freedom of inquiry, academic integrity, and independence.

National Observer
Wynne tears into NDP over strike at university

Days after conceding her loss in Thursday’s provincial election, Premier Kathleen Wynne continued to implore Ontarians to avoid a majority government that would sustain the “longest strike in Canadian university history.”

Globe and Mail
Ontario universities, colleges urge provincial parties to invest or risk declines in quality of education

Changes to financial aid have expanded access to higher education, but now new money is needed to hire more faculty, add new facilities and enhance in-demand degrees, schools say.

UWindsor to offer anthrozoology certificate for fall semester

If you’re into animals, the University of Windsor has something you might enjoy. You can enjoy it for four years, then you get a certificate.

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