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Headlines for Sept. 28, 2021


CTV News
Huge homecoming parties result in arrests, fines across Canadian college towns

On several big Canadian campuses Monday, the morning chatter wasn’t about classwork or assignments. Instead, students traded gossip about some of the huge parties that took place over the weekend.

CTV News
Gathering criticism: fears Dal party may lead to COVID-19 surge

Reaction continues to roll-in tonight from a raucous street party near Dalhousie University in Halifax over the weekend, but there are fears the long-term consequences could affect the entire province.

London Free Press
30 sent to hospital as FoCo partiers hit London streets after dark: officials

Thirty people were taken to hospital, six in critical or serious condition, during a night of partying in London after a relatively peaceful daytime Fake Homecoming (FoCo) celebration, officials say.

Global News
Queen’s students walk out to protest sexual violence on campus

Roughly 1,000 Queen’s students walked out of classes on Monday, gathering to support Western University students who say they’ve been victims of sexual violence on campus early this school year.

Search for solutions begins after huge Dal student party overwhelms neighbourhood

Broken glass and trash bags filled with red cups are the only traces that remain of the parties that drew thousands of university students to the streets of a Halifax neighbourhood on Saturday night.

‘Upsetting’ to see students gather for street party, University of Guelph VP says

A massive street party near private, off-campus housing in Guelph on Saturday is being denounced by officials at the city and the university.

The Hamilton Spectator
High vaccination rates amongst UofG students at Ridgetown campus

The vaccination rate amongst University of Guelph students is nearly perfect.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is 1 step on a long journey, says Murray Sinclair

Former senator and TRC head discusses how far Canada’s come on reconciliation, and how much more we have to do.

Langley Advance Times
Day of Indigenous learning planned at Langley-based Trinity Western University

TWU marks Thursday, September 30, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Young Innovators: U of S researcher aims to empower Indigenous youth

University of Saskatchewan graduate student Mariana Campos Rivera is investigating how Indigenous youth benefit from sharing their territorial and cultural knowledge with one another.

CTV News
Mount Royal University will remain open on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Mount Royal University stands alone amongst Calgary’s largest post-secondary institutions as the only one that will be open for classes on Thursday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Burnaby Now
SFU backs off disciplining Burnaby students who painted climate mural

The mural stays. And the students who painted it are off the hook.

CTV News
UW researchers developing safe autonomous vehicles

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have teamed up with the federal government and Magna International to develop safe autonomous vehicles.

Global News
B.C. announces $29M in funding for women, minorities in the technology sector

The B.C. government is teaming up with community partners, spending millions to get more women and minorities into the technology sector.

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