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Headlines for Sept. 6, 2019


CBC – The National
Students starting post-secondary at risk for mental illness, substance abuse
High school students are feeling plenty of pressure when it comes to transitioning to post-secondary, but it’s not just about making the grade — the rising cost of tuition and high cost of living in cities add financial stress to the mix.

The Guardian
Will AI replace university lecturers? Not if we make it clear why humans matter
Cash-strapped universities might be tempted by AI tutors, but they cannot reproduce human creativity or insight.

CTV News
Ford government proposes deal to build French-language university in Ontario
Ontario has secured half of the funding for a proposed French-language university, the Progressive Conservative government said Thursday as it invited Ottawa to come up with the other half.

Global News
Expert tips on how to reduce student debt
As university and college students head back to school, debt could be looming large over their heads.

Globe and Mail
A crash course in affording university and college
It’s time to start treating the cost of a university or college education as one of life’s big expenses, like a car or house.

Toronto Star
Dalhousie University apologizes for historical ties to racism, slavery
At the urging of researchers who spent more than two years piecing together Dalhousie University’s historical entanglement with the Atlantic slave trade and North American slavery, the school has offered an apology to Black Nova Scotians.

Housing crunch adding to back-to-school stress, students say
Students at Ottawa’s universities and colleges say the city’s housing crunch is adding unwanted stress as they struggle to afford tuition and settle into school.

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