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Headlines for Oct. 1, 2019


Star Phoenix
Federal candidates pitch platforms to students
The university students’ union president says he wants students to learn as much as they can ahead of the Oct. 21 election.

Global News
Doug Ford’s office battles with Justin Trudeau over education policy
Ontario Premier Doug Ford‘s office responded Monday to claims made by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau regarding the province’s policies on education.

CBC – The National
Students call for mental health support after campus suicides
Students at the University of Toronto are calling for more mental health support on campus after several recent suicides occurred on campus.

U of T president says safety barriers should have been set up earlier to prevent suicide
The University of Toronto’s president says the school should have erected temporary safety barriers sooner in a computer science building where students and a union active on campus say a student died by suicide last Friday.

Toronto Star
U of A billboard promoting benefits of climate change wasn’t wrong. Why experts say someone still needed to resign
A billboard promoting University of Alberta research that highlights the benefits of climate change has sparked outrage in the academic community following worldwide climate strikes and prompted a top executive’s resignation.

Global News
University isn’t ‘better’ than college. Why does it get all the glory?
Justin Mclaughlin wishes he had a university degree under his belt.

TVO – The Agenda
The Lost Art of Reading
Can you imagine getting a university education without books? While that may have happened some time ago in disciplines such as computer science or mathematics, it is now settling into areas where it once would have seemed impossible: the humanities, the arts, and social sciences.

Indigenous scholar at UWindsor thrilled all 5 hires were female
All five of the Indigenous Scholars hired one year ago by the University of Windsor are women — a trend which professor Ashley Glassburn says bucks the norm.

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