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Headlines for Oct. 31, 2019


Will new rules around free speech on campus wind up silencing protestors?

Ontario and Alberta universities have been told to draft new free-speech policies that could sanction those who oppose them.

Freedom of speech on campus: Our survey of Canadian students

Universities are supposed to be places where students are exposed to a wide range of ideas and viewpoints, but the status of free speech on campuses has become one of Canada’s biggest hot-button issues.

The Eyeopener
Students are lonelier than ever

The Mental Health Commission of Canada is developing a national standard for post-secondary institutions to follow, in order to create better mental health initiative for students on campuses.

Edmonton Journal
‘A lot we still don’t know’: U of A address budget uncertainty, community worries at forum

Community concerns bubbled at a University of Alberta forum held Wednesday to address the impact of cuts to post-secondary in the United Conservative Party’s 2019 budget.

Times Higher Education
Workplace experience key to getting liberal arts graduates jobs

Canadian cooperative approach seen as a model for finding students looking to start careers in technology sector.

Globe and Mail
Saskatchewan urges Ottawa to change student-loan rules to help drivers afford safety training

Saskatchewan has asked Ottawa to rewrite Canada’s student-loan rules so that prospective transport-trailer drivers can better afford mandatory safety training programs, which the province instituted for the trucking industry after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

The PIE News
Decision to study abroad is a “family affair”

Canada’s reign on top of IDP Connect’s International Student Buyer Behaviour Research has continued during a year of limited change in perceptions.

London Free Press
Western University student who called out professor over ‘n-word’ facing racist backlash

The Western University student who publicly called out her professor for using the ‘n-word’ in a recent lecture has been attacked with racist emails since the incident drew public attention, friends say.

Would a P.E.I. medical school help keep doctors on the Island? It worked in northern Ontario

The number of Islanders without a family doctor continues to rise and as a solution many in P.E.I.’s political sphere have suggested adding a medical faculty at UPEI.

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