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Headlines for Nov. 8, 2021


Ottawa Citizen
uOttawa professor in standoff with Twitter over ‘tar and feather’ post

University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran remains in a standoff with Twitter over a post he believes offered fair criticism of government delays in vaccinating children, but that the platform has labelled “abusive.”

Global News
Unruly parties at University of Victoria prompt police take unprecedented step

The University of Victoria and police in Saanich, B.C., are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on wild campus parties attended by revellers, most of whom aren’t students.

Sault Star
NOSM seeks input on its future

Northern Ontario needs more than 300 physicians, according to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

CBC News
Western University says everyone to wear an ID badge on campus

The university says lanyards are an easy ‘visual way to see who is on our campus’.

London Free Press
Criticism mounts over Western University’s wear-ID-on-campus rule

Western University is facing a growing backlash over a new system encouraging everyone on campus to wear identification cards around their necks.

CBC News
Statement defending Carrie Bourassa says her career was built on merit, not her claims to being Indigenous

‘Team Bourassa’ statement says U of S not qualified to investigate the professor.

Global News
Peaceful demonstration at USask after Dr. Carrie Bourassa placed on administrative leave

A peaceful demonstration was held at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Friday, calling for more processes and procedures concerning Indigenous colleagues.

CBC News
UBC implements first fall reading break after years of student campaigning about mental health concerns

The majority of B.C.’s public universities do not provide students with a fall break.

CTV News
B.C. professor’s Mother Tree research branches out to bestselling book, movie deal

A British Columbia forestry professor’s unique research and bestselling book mapping how trees are deeply connected communities has gained the attention of Hollywood.

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