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Headlines for Nov. 25, 2019


The Globe and Mail
Scientists disappointed by elimination of federal cabinet post

Canadian researchers are raising concerns that the loss of a dedicated science minister signals a reduced voice for their agenda around the federal cabinet table.

Global News
UVic threatens disciplinary action if athletes speak about coach investigation

Three rowers who accused coach Barney Williams of harassment and verbal abuse say the University of Victoria has threatened them with disciplinary action if they speak about the results of the investigation.

CBC News
Ontario students hope court ruling quickly restores funding for campus organizations

Student unions, food banks, campus newspapers were all affected by change.

CKPG Today
University to consider extending semester if deal not met by Dec. 3rd

The University of British Columbia says they have committed to providing a non-refundable financial credit for all students affected by the strike.

CBC News
Laurentian University administration violated academic freedom, arbitrator finds

Laurentian University faculty wins important academic freedom battle.

CBC News
‘Everyone will participate:’ U of C proposes tuition hikes to cover grant cut

Students say increases will hurt their ability to finish degrees and balance expenses.

CBC News
Post-secondary student services in limbo during opt-out appeal period

The University of Windsor’s student-run radio station is “cautiously optimistic” after Ontario’s Divisional Court ruled to reverse allowing students to opt out of non-essential fees.

Global News
Medical schools should deny applicants who object to provide abortion, assisted death: bioethicist

A bioethicist is calling for medical schools to eliminate applicants who would oppose providing medical services over objections to them based on their personal beliefs.

Global News
Dalhousie faculty and students take LGBTQ2 concerns to head of university administration

For the past week, members of Dalhousie University’s LGBTQ2 community and their allies raised concerns over space being rented by the post-secondary institution to a speaker widely known for views considered harmful by the community.

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