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Headlines for May 8, 2024

BY BIANCA MCKEOWN | MAY 08 2024

Montreal Gazette
Campus life goes on as encampment becomes part of McGill’s scenery

Clad in raincoats and rain boots, four daycare-aged children were laughing as they splashed in a puddle on McGill’s lower field on Monday morning. On Tuesday afternoon, that spot was used by a group of civil engineering students learning how to use transit measuring devices (also known as theodolites) for land surveying.

CTV News
UBC president says endowment fund doesn’t directly own stocks targeted by protesters

The president of the University of British Columbia says its endowment fund doesn’t directly own any stocks that are the target of divestment demands by pro-Palestinian protesters who have set up an encampment on the Vancouver campus.

CBC News
Pro-Palestinian encampment begins at U of Manitoba with list of demands for university

Students at the University of Manitoba have started a pro-Palestinian protest encampment on a grassy open area on the campus in south Winnipeg.

Ottawa Citizen
Canadian Jewish students launch democratic organization with hundreds of members

Jewish students in Canada have launched a democratic organization aimed at representing Jewish interests on campus and communicating with the media.

CTV News
Nearly half of Canadians are opposed to university protest encampments, poll suggests

A new opinion poll suggests nearly half of Canadians oppose the pro-Palestinian encampments that have cropped up on some university campuses. Just 31 per cent of people who took the Leger survey last weekend said they support the encampments, while 48 per cent were against the demonstrations.

CBC News
U of A president hopes for research exemptions under Alberta’s proposed Bill 18

University of Alberta president Bill Flanagan hopes the province exempts research funding from the oversight proposed by Bill 18.

CTV News
Waterloo Region says international students behind big population boost

Waterloo Region’s population has seen significant growth between 2022 to 2023 and regional staff say that’s largely attributed to increases in international student enrollment.

Toronto Sun
India envoy says Canada must rebuild brand after international student deaths

India’s envoy to Ottawa says Canadians need to rebuild the country’s brand as a destination for bright minds, lamenting that a number of international students have died after being exploited.

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