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Headlines for May 6, 2024


CBC News
Faculty join U of T encampment protest

Pro-Palestinian student protesters entered the third day of their encampment demonstration at the University of Toronto Saturday and saw some faculty joining them in support.

MSN Canada
‘As long as it takes’: University of Ottawa encampment now home to dozens of tents

Protesters at the University of Ottawa continued their demonstration on the front lawn of Tabaret Hall on Saturday, with organizers vowing to remain on the grounds for “as long as it takes” until the university to address their demands.

The Globe and Mail
Pro-Palestinian protesters at McGill University organize for another week

Protester Ari Nahman says the encampment has become a ‘tiny city’ complete with dozens of rainproofed tents, a library, a stockpile of donated supplies and makeshift wooden sidewalks to keep the mud at bay.

CBC News
Confronting antisemitism on campus critical, Canadian student says

Daniel Brown, a student at Western University in London, Ont., says he’s seen and experienced antisemitism on campus and that it’s important for him to ‘stand up to that hate’ amid reports that pro-Palestinian encampments on universities across Canada have included instances of anti-Jewish rhetoric.

The Globe and Mail
Trudeau says universities are for ‘free speech,’ but people must feel safe amid pro-Palestinian protests

The Prime Minister said it’s up to universities and police forces to manage the protests.

The Globe and Mail
New grads face a challenging market for entry-level jobs

RBC study finds the number of employed Canadians aged 15 to 25 has remained relatively flat since late 2022, but the size of that population has grown by about 90,000.

CBC News
Family doctor program at Queen’s finishes 1st year

Queen’s University launched a new program through its family medicine program last fall to combat the ongoing shortage of family doctors, and two first-year students say the hands-on experience has been invaluable.
Med schools urged to enroll more Indigenous students

Journal article says concern is that social conditions prevent far too many Indigenous students from being able to qualify for admission to medical school.

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