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Headlines for Nov. 1, 2021


CBC News
Outrage brewing after U of S and CIHR support professor who falsely claimed to be Indigenous

Carrie Bourassa offers no genealogical evidence that she is Métis, Anishnaabe and Tlingit, as she has claimed.

Post-secondary schools feel COVID-19 testing would be hard to implement

BC’s post-secondary schools have taken different approaches to COVID-19, with some requiring rapid testing for unvaccinated people.

CBC News
Students at 4 Alberta universities protest tuition increases, budget cuts in ‘Day of Action’ Friday

Students say the cost of education continues to rise, while quality decreases.

CBC News
Afua Cooper speaks about the development of Dalhousie University’s Black studies curriculum

Afua Cooper, a Black studies professor at Dalhousie University, tells CBC News about the school’s pioneering Black studies minor, first introduced in 2016 and now expanded into a major.

CBC News
Wave of Black studies programs at Canadian universities a long time coming, scholars say

In the last 5 years, 4 Canadian universities have announced Black studies programs with more in discussion.

Cape Breton University to offer free tuition to students formerly in foster care

Breaking barriers to education.

CBC News
Nova Scotia post-secondary schools have high vaccination rates

NSCC had lowest vaccination rate for students, but figure is in line with provincial population.

CBC News
University VP has extra security on campus after showing solidarity with Indigenous struggle

linda manyguns has received death threats after deciding to lowercase her name.

Financial Post
Campus Workers Launch Campaign for Renewed Investments in BC Colleges & Universities

The union representing over 14,000 workers at BC colleges and universities is launching a campaign calling for better funding for post-secondary education.

Hamilton Spectator
Internal emails show how McMaster braced for — and responded to — unsanctioned homecoming party

A month after 5,000 partygoers descended on Dalewood Avenue for an unsanctioned homecoming party – angering residents, destroying a car and trashing streets in the process – McMaster University now says bringing in more police earlier could defuse similar events before they have the chance to spark.

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