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Headlines for Nov. 19, 2019


CTV News
Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home

Some Canadian universities are urging their exchange students in Hong Kong to consider returning home as the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is beset by escalating violence between government officials and pro-democracy protesters.

York University and U of T calling exchange students home from Hong Kong amid rising protests

In the wake of escalating and violent clashes between police and protesters in Hong Kong, both York University and the University of Toronto are urging exchange students to return home.

Global News
U of C promising support for students after recommending they leave Hong Kong

The University of Calgary has joined with other campuses across the country in encouraging its foreign-exchange students to leave Hong Kong.

Toronto Star
‘It was hella smoky’: Why this Canadian student is facing tear gas to help Hong Kong protesters

It was an autumnal Hong Kong breeze, and it was blowing clouds of tear gas toward Jan Lin.

CFAX 1070
UVic says its exchange students in Hong Kong are safe amid recent violence

The University of Victoria says all its exchange students in Hong Kong are safe amid the recent, rapid escalation of violence in the territory.

UBC exchange students in Hong Kong ‘safe and accounted for,’ university says

The University of British Columbia says 32 of its students on exchange in Hong Kong have either left the city or confirmed they are safe after the school urged them to leave the area for their own well-being.

Edmonton University students rally against provincial funding cuts

About 200 students from MacEwan University and the University of Alberta chanted “No ifs, no buts, no education cuts,” as they descended on the Alberta Legislature grounds Monday afternoon.

Global News
University of Calgary to slash 250 jobs after provincial budget cuts

The University of Calgary says 250 jobs are being slashed because of recent provincial funding cuts. Silvana Benolich reports.

Talks continue as professors walk the picket line for 12th straight day at University of Northern B.C.

Professors at the University of Northern B.C. are still on the picket line as a faculty strike stretched into a 12th day Monday.

UNB to study Ludlow Hall name change after link to slavery raised

The University of New Brunswick has decided a committee will study whether its law faculty building should get a new name.

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