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Headlines for Sept. 3, 2019


Globe and Mail
Student unions join forces to get federal parties to consider their priorities in October election
Student unions from postsecondary institutions across Canada, representing almost 900,000 students, have joined forces in an attempt to get the federal parties to consider their priorities in the run-up to this October’s election.

CTV News
Scientists flying less, or not at all, in movement to curb emissions
There was a time when Angelica Lim, a Canadian robotics professor, travelled 20 times a year by plane, often to scientific conferences overseas. Then she took a test to calculate her carbon footprint.

Toronto Star
Should governments help PhDs get jobs?
The job market for doctoral graduates is tough and getting tougher.

Ottawa Citizen
Ontario students head back to college and university amid cuts to loan program
Ontario college and university students are heading back to school with lower tuition fees, but accompanying cuts to government assistance mean many will have both less help paying for school and more debt.

U of O students prepare to sit year out due to OSAP cuts
As the university year gets underway, the consequences of the cut to Ontario’s student grant and loan program are becoming clear — particularly for students from low-income families.

CTV News
Back to school for mature students in search of career shift
As students across Canada return to school on Tuesday, many of them are hoping a continued education will open the doors to a career shift.

Canadian post-secondary leaders consider next steps following summer institute on reconciliation
Presidents, vice-presidents and reconciliation leads from 31 colleges and universities have returned to their respective institutions across Canada with fresh perspectives on reconciliation, inspiration about what is possible and new relationships to support their journeys.

Canada-China translation project ‘flushed down the toilet’ due to tensions, says professor
Book series on Canadian Indigenous history was to be published this fall across China.

Globe and Mail
How to prepare teens for campus stress: A guide for parents
When parents focus too much on grades and college applications and even laundry skills, what often gets neglected are the life lessons that guide teenagers along the path to happiness and well-being, experts say.

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