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Headlines for Nov. 21, 2019


Global News
UBC says most of its exchange students are out of Hong Kong as protests rock universities

The University of British Columbia has cancelled its second term for exchange students in Hong Kong as it works to bring those students back home from the territory over safety concerns.

The PIE News
Universities around the world recall students from Hong Kong amidst turmoil

Violence in Hong Kong has led universities from around the world to recall exchange students, as six of Hong Kong’s universities announced they are closing early because of the unrest.

Grad school tuition hiked at University of Calgary

Tuition for graduate students at the University of Calgary is going up.

Mobile Syrup
Huawei Canada president says company would survive 5G ban, but will lose revenue

Huawei Canada’s president says that the company will incur a significant loss if it is banned from participating in 5G infrastructure development across the country, but urged that the Chinese tech giant will continue its investment in Canada regardless.

‘It’s kind of scary’: UWindsor researchers underscore academic lab safety concerns

Injuries or deaths that occur in academic science labs sometimes go unreported and there’s little comprehensive data to analyze trends, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Windsor.

Global News
UBC, SFU urge students to carpool as transit worker dispute leads to full-on strike

With Metro Vancouver transit workers threatening to walk off the job en masse for three straight days next week, universities are urging students to share rides to school.

McMaster University and local union representing TAs reach tentative agreement

McMaster University and the local union representing teaching assistants have reached a tentative agreement ahead of the union’s strike deadline.

Montreal Gazette
Opinion: Why students persist in studying English lit in a tech world

It might surprise people today to learn that that the first endowed research chair at McGill was not in medicine or law or science, but was “the Molson Chair of English Language and Literature,” created in 1857 by the Molson brothers, John, Thomas and William.

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