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Headlines for Oct. 21, 2019


From student debt to Indigenous reconciliation, here’s what is driving young first-time voters to the polls

“This is the time, being a first-time voter, to express what I believe is best for Canada going forward,” says Sebastian Farkas, a student at Acadia University.

Toronto Star
‘Your social life kind of plummets’: A university student and friend in skilled trades talk school affordability over lunch

Kristian Diaz could have gone to university and taken on thousands of dollars worth of student debt. Instead, Diaz, now 26, took a free two-month skills program at Centennial College and began working as an electric installer for Bombardier Aerospace.

Faculty at Cape Breton University vote to strike

Faculty members at Cape Breton University have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike if a contract cannot be negotiated with the university.

Times Colonist
B.C. universities move to ban cash payments for tuition

Almost six months after the B.C. government asked post-secondary institutions to stop taking large cash payments for tuition, many have closed the loophole identified in Peter German’s second report on money laundering.

Toronto Star
U of T Indigenous-led lab creates new app for reporting pollution in Chemical Valley

Vanessa and Beze Gray run an annual “Toxic Tour” of the siblings’ childhood home — Aamjiwnaang First Nation.

Hamilton Spectator
Attracting more women to engineering, a goal for McMaster University

About 170 girls in grades 7 to 10 spent Saturday morning at McMaster University learning about what it takes to become an engineer with the annual Go ENG Girl program.

International students driving enrolment increases at Atlantic universities

Enrolment for full-time undergraduate and graduate programs at universities in Atlantic Canada is up.

Times Colonist
Videos help UVic students tackle mental-health problems

Madeleine Kenyon has reached the fourth year of a degree in philosophy while coping with mental-health issues, using talk therapy and medical intervention to keep up.

Finding a ‘shared history’: Helping others adjust as only local Indigenous Scholar at UWindsor

The only Indigenous Scholar at the University of Windsor from the region grew up in Detroit — and watched her neighbourhood change from a welcoming location to a violent place.

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