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Headlines for October 19, 2023


McGill shelves $50M French program after Quebec out-of-province tuition hike

McGill University was set to invest $50 million to teach students, faculty and staff French to “integrate more fully into Quebec society,” but says it is pausing the program’s announcement, after the provincial government said it would double tuition for out-of-province students.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: François Legault’s shakedown of McGill and Concordia will not save cash-starved francophone universities

Successive provincial governments have been torn between the economic dividends yielded by wealthy anglophone institutions and remedying the historic disadvantages faced by much poorer francophone ones. They never seem to get the balance right.

National Post
HCLTech partners with Athabasca University for apprenticeship program in Canada

HCLTech, a leading global technology company, has partnered with Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University, to enable eligible employees to pursue a university-level STEM program while working with HCLTech in Canada.

Interns should be paid for their work, argues IRIS

Interns should be paid, argues the Institut de recherche et d’informations socioéconomiques (IRIS), which published a report Thursday that shows 84 per cent of interns work for free.

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