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Headlines for May 7, 2024


Ottawa Citizen
Canada’s biomanufacturing ecosystem gets major boost with new funding

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is helping the country’s institutions prepare for pandemics and other health emergencies through its Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund (BRIF). The fund’s goal is to provide researchers with the competitive advantages they need to maintain the prosperity, health and security of Canadians now and in the future.

The Globe and Mail
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says universities should remove pro-Palestinian encampments

Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said universities are places of free speech and debate but that everyone must feel safe on campus.

Castanet Kamloops
TRU brass hear demands of student-led pro-Palestine group

The meeting saw TRU commit to processing any Freedom of Information requests from the students relating to its investments within 30 days. The People’s University of Gaza at TRU said in a news release that TRU is the first Canadian university to commit to disclosing any investments it may have with Israel or companies that do business with Israel.

CBC News
Student protesters at McGill encampment say first talks with university administration not fruitful

Pro-Palestinian student protesters at McGill University say school administrators failed to give a “clear timeline” in the first meeting about their demands that the university cut ties with Israeli academic institutions and pull all investments from companies that operate in the country. In a news conference Monday afternoon, the student protesters said they would be staying put until further notice.

CTV News
Pro-Palestinian protest held at University of Waterloo

Dozens of students showed their support for Palestinians in Gaza at a demonstration on the University of Waterloo campus Monday. Participants held up signs demanding: “Free Palestine” and “Divest from Genocide.” There were no encampments set up on campus, similar to ones at the University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, McMaster University in Hamilton, McGill University in Montreal and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

CBC News
McMaster University students set up pro-Palestinian encampment ‘indefinitely’ as campus protests grow

A group of McMaster University students set up tents and banners on campus Sunday in Hamilton, joining the handful of other pro-Palestinian protests calling for schools to cut ties with Israel as its war in Gaza continues.

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