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Headlines for Nov. 2, 2020


Ottawa Citizen
Frémont: There is no place for racism at the University of Ottawa
Controversy has flared at uOttawa after a professor recently used the N-word in a class discussion about the reappropriation of offensive language by minority communities. President Jacques Frémont shares his views.

Some students and faculty outraged after UWindsor prof uses N-word during class
Some University of Windsor students and faculty are calling on the school to do better fighting racist language at the university after a professor used a derogatory term at least twice during a class.

The PIE News
Recent Movers & Shakers
Universities Canada, Canada. Meric Gertler, president of the University of Toronto, has begun his term as Universities Canada’s vice-chair.

University World News
International recruitment – Is Canada facing a big squeeze?
With Canada announcing the opening of its borders on 20 October, no one can fail to be impressed by its meteoric rise in the realms of international education.

An ode to campus libraries
Get thee to thy school’s library, where superheroes await, magic unfolds and rare sanctuary can be found.

Global News
Atlantic Canada universities seeing decline in student enrolment due to COVID-19
A new survey indicates Atlantic Canada universities have experienced declines in domestic and international enrolment, mainly due to uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 takes toll on N.S. university enrolment
When it comes to the effects of COVID-19 on Nova Scotia universities, not all schools are created equal.

Memorial University Enrolment Up with Jump in Part-Time Students
Memorial University is either on par or doing better than other Atlantic Canadian universities in an early survey of fall enrolment numbers by the Association of Atlantic Universities.

Cape Breton Post
Domestic and international enrolments at universities in Atlantic Canada down: survey
The chair of the Association of Atlantic Universities says it’s “not a surprise” that domestic and international enrolments at universities in Atlantic Canada have seen a decline this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Montreal Gazette
McGill law students plan Monday sit-in outside courthouse to protest Bill 21
McGill University law students plan to show their opposition to Quebec’s Bill 21 by holding a sit-in outside the municipal courthouse Monday morning.

CTV News
$15M-investment to create 3,800 internships for Alberta students
Alberta post-secondary students will have more internship opportunities thanks to a partnership between the Government of Alberta and Mitacs.

Cape Breton Post
LETTER: New Cape Breton University project is our future
Since the 1960s, Cape Breton Island has been losing its greatest asset – its people.

2 Hamilton students test positive for COVID-19, McMaster reports 8th case linked to campus
Two elementary students in Hamilton have tested positive for COVID-19 and McMaster University has reported its eighth case of the virus.

The Hamilton Spectator
Construction looms for huge off-campus McMaster residence
A ghost town of boarded-up Westdale homes will finally be demolished if a tribunal appeal involving a planned McMaster University off-campus student residence is settled in November.

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