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Headlines for Nov. 5, 2018

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 05 2018

Journalism grads start news agency for African-Nova Scotians

Two recent University of King’s College journalism graduates have started an independent news agency that will investigate stories focusing on issues that affect the African-Nova Scotian community.

Winnipeg Free Press
U of M condemns racist signs distributed on campus

The University of Manitoba, its student union and others spoke out Friday against racist slogans placed in various locations on its Fort Garry campus and faxed to its native studies department overnight on Halloween.

The Province
Proposal for new UBC real estate development draws community opposition

The proposal is rankling some residents with its calls for four or five much taller condo towers and density that is almost double the current allowances set out in a land use plan approved in 2010.

Peterborough Examiner
Donations provide a boost to Indigenous students at Trent University in Peterborough

A Trent alumnus anonymously donated $50,000 to invest between two endowment funds named after former Indigenous teachers at Trent.
New Ryerson campus proposal in the works, Chang School Brampton expansion still a go

While the future of downtown Ryerson campus in Brampton remains uncertain, other elements of the city’s planned partnership with the post-secondary institution will move forward.

UVic prof tells class he’s unqualified to teach, gets escorted off campus

After the University replaced Pan with another instructor, he showed up two days later and started giving a lecture – despite efforts by faculty to stop him.

U of Regina launching new fall break to ease stress, improve mental health

The university will continue to survey faculty, staff and students throughout the two-year pilot to track the break’s benefits and adjust it accordingly.

Hill Times
New policy adviser, Ontario desk among recent staff hires in the Prime Minister’s Office

Plus, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott has hired on Kevin Deagle as a policy adviser, and Simon Robertson has left Employment Minister Patty Hajdu’s office.

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