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Headlines for Sept. 17, 2021


National Post
Western University students set to walk out of class to protest ‘culture of misogyny’

Students at Western University are set to walk out of class today to protest what they call a “culture of misogyny” on campus after a series of sexual assault allegations surfaced in recent days.

Global News
Western University launches action plan amid reports of student assaults”

Western University is admitting to a “culture problem” and is launching a new action plan in wake of multiple reports of sexual assault in the first week of school.

Guelph Mercury Tribune
Guelph MPP calls on premier for action against sexual violence after Western University assault allegations

In an open letter, Guelph MPP and provincial Green party leader Mike Schreiner asks Ontario Premier Doug Ford to “immediately convene a task force to address sexual violence against women at university campuses.”

PIE News
Researcher urges Canadian universities to do more for international students

Ezgi Ozyonum, a PhD student from Turkey who is studying at Concordia University, argues that support groups should be established at Canadian postsecondary institutions to help international students through the pandemic.

Hamilton Spectator
Union asks Queen’s University to make National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a statutory holiday

Last week, Public Service Alliance of Canada DCL 901 launched a petition asking Queen’s University to make Sept. 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as a statutory holiday.

CBC News
Spike in international student enrolment shows MUN’s global appeal, says provost

There are now nearly 4,000 international students enrolled at Memorial University, up about 10 per cent compared to fall 2020.

CTV News
University of Saskatchewan says 91% of campus community now fully vaccinated

The university rolled out its vaccination requirements at the end of August and nearly 25,000 students, faculty and staff submitted their vaccination status, the university said in a news release.

CTV News
Majority of students, staff and faculty fully vaccinated at University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa says more than 90 per cent of faculty, staff and students are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as the university implements a mandatory vaccination policy to step foot on campus.

Global News
COVID-19 found in wastewater of 2 University of Waterloo residences

The University of Waterloo has discovered COVID-19 in the wastewater of two of its residences on campus, although there has only been one case recently detected at the school.

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