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Headlines for Nov. 2, 2021


CBC News
Laurentian teams back in action after COVID-19, but playing in the shadow of the university’s financial crisis

Laurentian cut its hockey and swim teams and closed its pool as part of financial restructuring.

Times Colonist
Hundreds gather at UVic for unruly parties, fireworks shot at crowd

TV sets, pumpkins, bottles thrown from buildings, witness says.

London Free Press
Western University increases residence staffing with night ‘advisers’

Western University has finished training more than 60 advisers who will work nights at residences as part of the school’s response to concerns about student safety and campus culture, the university announced Monday.

Global News
University of Manitoba faculty on strike

Faculty at the University of Manitoba hit the picket lines Tuesday morning after reaching an “impasse” with the school’s administration over contract negotiations.

Leader Post
U of S strips top researcher of role after Indigenous ancestry questioned

A top University of Saskatchewan academic has been stripped of her roles and duties at the school and will step back from a national research job after a CBC investigation threw her claims of Indigenous ancestry into question.

National Post
New university fills gap for French post-secondary education in Ontario

As the only French university in Central and Southwest Ontario, l’Université de l’Ontario français proudly opened its doors in September for its first year of operation. Aside from the institution’s language, the university has several other distinguishing factors, including its practical and holistic approach towards higher education and its focus on contributing to the Franco-Ontarian community at large.

Toronto Star
Why this professor walked away from one of the most prestigious organizations in Canada — and others are tempted to do the same

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholarship is known among post-secondary students as a life-changing opportunity.

CBC News
First Nations students walk out after professor says Cree students suffered less at residential school

Concordia University’s First Peoples Studies apologizes for ‘improperly vetting’ guest lecturer.

Global News
USask places Dr. Carrie Bourassa on administrative leave

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has placed one of its professors on administrative leave after information about her ancestry came to light.

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