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Headlines for Sept. 18, 2019


CSDM, Concordia, Dawson cancelling classes for Sept. 27 climate protest
Several Montreal academic institutions say classes to be cancelled so students can attend climate march.

The Province
UBC supports students and staff in global climate strike
UBC president Santa J. Ono says the university will remain open, but that some classes may be cancelled if teachers wish to participate.

The Fulcrum
Local MPP asks U of O president to cancel classes during climate crisis strike
Ottawa Centre MPP Joel Harden is calling on the presidents of universities and colleges across the city to cancel a portion of classes on Sept. 27 to give students, faculty and support staff the opportunity to attend a climate crisis protest-strike.

Scheer vows to boost federal contributions to Registered Education Savings Plans
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Tuesday a government led by him would contribute more money to Registered Education Savings Plans — a spending commitment that would help parents save more for their child’s post-secondary education.

iPolitics AM: Universities and colleges reps hit the precinct to pitch campaign visits to local institutes
Colleges and Institutes Canada representatives head to the parliamentary precinct to launch what the advisory bills as a “national outreach campaign” to “invite candidates of all political stripes to visit their local postsecondary institution” over the course of the campaign to “discuss [their] priorities,” including “skills, innovation and infrastructure,” as well as their role as “vital community hubs.”

Global News
‘Failure to launch kids’: Canadian students aren’t prepared for adulthood
When Pearlia Veerasingam was in high school, she had no idea what she wanted to do after graduation.

U of M banning many faculty-student relationships in wake of sexual harassment allegations
The University of Manitoba will ban intimate relationships between faculty and the students they supervise, as an institution plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct comes to grips with the issue.

Queen’s Journal
Federal Conservatives’ anti-university attitude won’t fly
When politicians target universities, they diminish hard-working students and professors sharing knowledge and curiosity—not some imagined intellectual elite.

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