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Headlines for Sept. 30, 2019


Toronto Star
International education in Canada is booming — but the system is flawed. Here’s how to fix it
Make more classroom supports available. Provide better information on employment rights. And begin regulating education recruiters.

Global News
University of Alberta VP resigns following controversial climate change billboard
The vice-president of university relations at the University of Alberta has stepped down from her position amidst backlash over a billboard promoting potential benefits of climate change.

Liberals will promise a student-loan repayment break for new parents: report
Measures to make post-secondary education more affordable will take centre stage Sunday when Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau unveils his party’s platform, The Canadian Press has learned.

Global News
What are the Liberals promising to students? 3 takeaways from the platform
Speaking at a campaign event at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus on Sunday, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau unveiled his party’s platform, with specific emphasis on what he says is his party’s commitment to supporting people throughout their “education journey.”

Trudeau needs to be this election’s big man on campus
Justin Trudeau couldn’t have chosen a more clearly strategic and symbolic place to be for today’s release of the Liberal party’s full 2019 campaign platform than a suburban campus—University of Toronto’s in Mississauga—as his party also rolled out promises of financial help for students and recent graduates.

National Post
Wages, job security key in tentative deal for UVic sessional lecturers
Hundreds of workers at the University of Victoria have a tentative contract that their union says addresses low wages and job security.

Cape Breton Post
Cape Breton University faculty to hold strike vote
Unionized faculty at Cape Breton University is preparing to take a strike vote after negotiations with the school’s management reached an impasse.

University of Toronto to erect temporary barriers at Bahen Centre as concerns mount over student suicides
The University of Toronto has announced it will be taking “immediate steps to improve safety” at its main computer science building, beginning with the installation of temporary barriers, in the wake of the death of a student — the second at the building in the past year alone.

London Free Press
Western student council slams school’s info-sharing agreement with cops
The organization representing Western University’s students says it does not approve of, nor was it involved in any way, with a new agreement that will allow London police to provide information about misbehaving students to the school.

Northern post-secondary schools paying for certification of student advisors on immigration matters
Post-secondary schools in northern Ontario are stepping up to fill a need for their increasing international enrolment.

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