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Headlines for Oct. 20, 2020


Globe and Mail
Sir John A. Macdonald’s name to be removed from Queen’s law school building
Queen’s University will remove the name of Canada’s first prime minister from its law school building in response to public demands and a community consultation that found his legacy at odds with the image the school wants to project.

Ottawa Citizen
Professor’s use of racial slur ignites uOttawa debate
The student union at the University of Ottawa is calling on University president Jacque Frémont to denounce a group of professors who defended the right to use “racial slurs” as a part of academic freedom.

The Toronto Star
University of Ottawa professors just can’t stop using the N-word. Student and faculty outrage is boiling over
Debate about academic freedom is boiling over at the University of Ottawa. But where the N-word is concerned, there shouldn’t be a debate at all, some students and faculty say.

Global News
Coronavirus: Inside the supply chain crisis slowing Canadian labs
The supply shortage hasn’t just affected the clinical labs doing the COVID-19 testing. It’s also slowed research at universities conducting important studies to help better understand the constantly mutating virus.

Foreign students start gradual return — along with their much-missed tuition
Canada will begin allowing international students into the country on Tuesday, but it may take weeks before they arrive in significant numbers.

Global News
Kingston officials thank students for subdued Homecoming, despite some fines
Kingston city officials are thanking Queen’s University students for a fairly subdued Homecoming weekend, despite handing out several fines for exceeding the province’s gathering limits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CTV News
MacEwan University awarded federal grant money to address racism in hockey
Edmonton’s MacEwan University has been awarded a $65,000 federal grant meant to fund a new project aimed at making community hockey programs more inclusive.

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