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Headlines for Oct. 29, 2020


The Toronto Star
Professors blast Doug Ford’s Tories over Charles McVety’s bid for university status
Faculty associations are giving a failing grade to a push by a controversial Doug Ford pal to transform an evangelical college into a full-fledged university.

CTV News
International students won’t be tested for COVID-19; N.S. reports no new cases
Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health says, as other provinces experience a second wave of COVID-19, Nova Scotia will also see cases of the novel coronavirus.

Windsor Star
UWindsor close to announcing makeup of anti-Black racism task force
The University of Windsor is set to unveil the members of an eagerly anticipated new anti-Black racism task force as part of a broader initiative to dismantle systemic racism on campus.

Health unit asks Western students not to go home to COVID hotspots for fall reading week
As the province continues to deal with record-high COVID-19 case counts, particularly in Ottawa, Toronto and the Peel and York regions, Western University students are getting ready for their fall reading week and health officials are telling them to stay put in London if possible.

Logged In: Post-Secondary Life in 2020
Artist Jon Claytor wanted to hear how post-secondary students are doing right now, so he checked in through a familiar space: Zoom.

Verschuren Centre incorporates, breaks from Cape Breton University
The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment is branching off from Cape Breton University.

National Post
Innovation minister defends ‘superclusters’ following critical report
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is seeking to pump enthusiasm back into the government’s “supercluster” program following a report from the parliamentary spending watchdog that says the effort is falling short on its promise.

Family members of PS752 victims report receiving threats for speaking out against Iranian regime
Canadians who lost loved ones when Iran shot down Flight PS752 earlier this year have been reporting an increasing number of threats warning them against criticizing Iran’s response to the disaster.

The Globe and Mail
The remote work revolution could spark essential job creation and economic empowerment for First Nations
Reconciliation is ultimately impossible without the economic emancipation of Indigenous peoples while maintaining their traditional lands, culture and community.

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