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Headlines for June 8, 2021


The Toronto Star
Pressure mounts for Ryerson University to change its name. What will it take for that to happen?

Mohamad Haniff wants to return his degree to Ryerson University as a form of protest.

Global News
School task force on Egerton Ryerson legacy won’t speed up report despite protests

A Ryerson University task force reviewing the legacy of the school’s namesake said Monday it would not speed up its work despite calls for immediate action and the toppling of a Egerton Ryerson statue on the campus over the weekend.

Hundreds of Ryerson professors sign letter demanding university change its name

Hundreds of professors and other faculty members at Ryerson University in Toronto have signed a letter demanding that the school change its name — just a day after Egerton Ryerson’s statue was toppled on campus.

The Toronto Star
Toppling of Egerton Ryerson statue doesn’t end colonial atrocities, but signals an end to celebrating them

So the statue of Adolphus Egerton Ryerson housed at Ryerson University has been toppled, some 132 years after it was erected.

Following controversy, U of T resumes search for International Human Rights Program director

Nine months after the University of Toronto Faculty of Law came under fire for withdrawing a not-yet-finalized job offer from a highly-regarded scholar, the university says it’s beginning its search again.

CTV News
Laurentian University receives $1.2M for three projects

Sudbury’s Laurentian University is receiving more than $1.2 million in grants from eCampus Ontario for three projects that will help students and researchers at the school.

Dean of Memorial’s med school not ruling out tuition hikes to deal with deficits

The dean of Memorial University’s faculty of medicine is not ruling out tuition hikes to end a pattern of annual deficits, while Newfoundland and Labrador’s health minister says the “unfortunate” problem will be corrected “within this fiscal year.”

The Kingston Whig-Standard
Public health to work ‘hand in glove’ with Queen’s to increase immunization

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout accelerates, institutions across Canada prepare to return to in-person classes through different health and safety policies.

McMaster football program creates 2 apprenticeship coaching positions for women

Corey Grant is looking to follow Bruce Arians’ lead.

CTV News
UNB’s first Indigenous valedictorian calls on people to ‘address social inequities’

The University of New Brunswick held their graduation ceremonies over the weekend and celebrated an historic first: Peyton Juhnke was the first Indigenous valedictorian for the university.

The Globe and Mail
New website founded by McGill University student aims to fill knowledge gaps about sexual health in medicine

Jillian Schneidman’s doctor failed to ask her a single question about her sexual health, until she had a partner.

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