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Headlines for Nov. 20, 2019


‘It’s literally life or death’: Students say University of Toronto dragging feet on mental health services

Despite several deaths, U of T won’t say how long waiting list for therapy is.

Ottawa Citizen
Survey reveals high levels of psychological distress among Quebec students

A wide-ranging survey completed by roughly 24,000 Quebec university students revealed a high percentage of respondents said they suffered from some kind of mental health problem.

Globe and Mail
Carleton student group warns members to avoid upsetting Chinese officials in upcoming embassy visit

A Carleton University student’s group is warning members to avoid upsetting Chinese officials during a coming visit to the country’s embassy in Ottawa by making comments that are not “respectful of our hosts” on topics such as the Hong Kong protests, mistreatment of Uyghurs or the sovereignty of Taiwan.

National Post
B.C. university breached academic freedom of critical professor: probe

An investigation into the suspension of a British Columbia business professor who criticized his university has concluded the administration’s actions breached his academic freedom.

U of Manitoba salary negotiations swept off the table by wage-freeze bill, former union head tells court

The provincial government’s wage-freeze legislation stymied salary bargaining between University of Manitoba administration and the union representing some professors in 2017 — despite the fact the bill has, to date, not been proclaimed into law, the union’s former president testified in court Tuesday.

Calgary Herald
It’s a Canadian value for parents to help pay for their children’s university or college education

If there’s a student debt problem in Canada, don’t blame parents.

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