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Headlines for May 18, 2018


Globe and Mail
Political correctness vs. progress: Michelle Goldberg and Jordan Peterson each make their case ahead of Munk debate

Conservatives think progressives worry too much about “political correctness” – words and attitudes that include, protect and above all don’t offend.

Montreal Gazette
Quebec boosts funding to universities, deregulates foreign tuition

Universities will get $1.5 billion over the next six years and the power to set tuition rates for foreign students.

CBC News
Students, some union members express frustration as York strike drags on

Faculty, graduate teaching and research assistants walked off the job on March 5.

Montreal Gazette
Opinion: Ensuring McGill deals properly with sexual violence, harassment

While some of students’ demands for change at McGill may now appear to have been met, complacency would be a mistake.

Winnipeg Free Press
U of Manitoba plans tuition hikes for international undergrads

International students will pay more than $1,000 each in additional undergraduate tuition fees in September to help the University of Manitoba balance its budget as it copes with provincial funding cuts.

Cape Breton Post
Cape Breton research centre gets provincial funding

Provincial fund pumps $2.4 million to help Verschuren Centre commercialize fisheries waste-to-product initiative.

CBC News
Mount Saint Vincent University’s decision to hire white prof for residential schools course ignites controversy

Lack of diversity in academia a key point to the issue, says critic.

National Post
University of Saskatchewan fires coach over recruitment of student facing charge

Men’s volleyball coach Brian Gavlas has been fired following reports he was aware of a sexual assault charge faced by a player when the team recruited the student athlete.

Sackville Tribune-Post
Mount Allison president prepares to say goodbye to university, Sackville

Campbell confident he has left university on solid footing.

CBC News
Lakehead University campus building re-opens after chemical spill

Balmoral Street building evacuated Wednesday after spill on third floor.

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