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Headlines for Nov. 10, 2021


Ontario won’t challenge appeal decision on post-secondary student fees

Province’s top court quashed Ford government’s appeal over controversial initiative in August.

Hamilton Spectator
Group calls for universities, institutions to stamp down Indigenous identity fraud

Universities need to put a system in place that stops non-Indigenous people from claiming Indigeneity and taking the positions and funding that belong to First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

CTV News
University of Sask. student’s religion won’t allow for COVID-19 vaccine, leads to eviction from campus residence

Third-year University of Saskatchewan student Jimmy Ding, originally from China, has lived in Canada since 2014, and has been staying at St. Andrew’s College while pursuing a degree in geological engineering.

London Free Press
Western committee begins work to make campus safer for women

Women don’t feel safe on Western University’s campus in the shadow of reports of drugging and sexual assaults during Orientation Week in September, says a leader of a new committee tasked with bringing about change to the troubled campus.

CBC News
Université Laval disputes Baffinland assertion that research station is tied to NIRB approval

‘I wanted to make clear that they can make this decision independently of this research station’: Laval prof.

Globe and Mail
University of Manitoba professors strike over wages, accuse government of meddling

Faculty at the University of Manitoba have been on strike for more than a week after contract negotiations stalled over salary increases.

Did the pandemic make post-secondary students more resilient?

More than two thirds of students surveyed told us that they have felt optimistic, productive and equipped to handle their problems during the pandemic. But this isn’t a straightforward story about resilience.

Toronto Star
As a first-year student, I was raped at Western University. As a mentor now helping first-years, I see nothing has changed

In September 2019, I was raped on campus at King’s University College, an affiliate of Western University. It was during fake homecoming, or “FOCO.” It was inside a campus residence. I didn’t report it.

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