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Headlines for Sept. 4, 2019


International students can’t vote but want their voices heard on election day
High cost of tuition, repealed health coverage among top concerns for foreign students.

CTV News
Student groups push to get youngest voters engaged and vote in federal election
A nationwide get-out-the-vote campaign targeting post-secondary students launches today.

Edmonton Journal
Link K-12, university funding to performance, not just enrolment, suggests Alberta government panel
A MacKinnon panel recommendation that funding for Alberta schools and post-secondary institutions should be partly tied to their performance is raising observer’s eyebrows.

Indigenous teens get preview of campus life at university summer camp
Free program combining cultural activities and teaching life skills is aimed at boosting Indigenous enrolment.

Kamloops This Week
Thompson Rivers University bans cash tuition payments
Thompson Rivers University is no longer accepting cash for tuition payments following a government report identifying B.C.’s post-secondary institutions as being vulnerable to money laundering.

Global News
The ‘Freshman 15’ can be real — here’s how to stay on track
It’s the tale that all post-secondary students hear before starting school: chances are you will probably gain weight and eat unhealthy in the first year of college or university.

Calgary’s Business
Adding international students undermines Canadians and economy
Recruiting and teaching international students in Canada is big business for private universities, and the federal government has backed a scheme that puts more cash in the pockets of university administrators and wreaks havoc with the Canadian job market.

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