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Headlines for Nov. 27, 2019


Star Calgary
Why experts say Kenney’s critique of a Calgary professor is a strike against academic freedom

After a University of Calgary professor’s credibility was questioned by the premier Monday on the floor of the Alberta legislature, some reacted with worry about the effect it could have on academic freedom.

The Tyee
The Second Year Trap: How foreign students fall into financial hell

Armeet received a different kind of education — in abuse and exploitation.

The PIE News
Almost half of learners in top study destinations say higher-ed failed to prepare them for their career

Learners in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada, and Europe don’t think that higher education prepared them for their eventual career, according to a survey published by Pearson.

University World News
Economics is not the only reason for internationalization

The Canadian government recently released Building on Success: International Education Strategy (2019-2024), a comprehensive plan for growing the international education sector in Canada.

Global News
B.C. to appoint mediator as UNBC faculty strike nears three weeks

Faculty at the University of Northern British Columbia walked off the job on Thursday, Nov. 7.

The Guardian
“They surrendered”: Hong Kong activists mull next move as university siege ends

A protester recalls conditions inside campus and questions where the movement goes next.

What’s it like to be a non-drinker at a Canadian university?

Alcohol is seen as a big part of student life, but plenty of students choose not to partake.

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