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Headlines for Sept. 9, 2019


Globe and Mail
Trudeau government reaches agreement with Ontario to build French-language university scrapped by Ford
The Ontario and federal governments say they have reached an agreement on jointly funding a proposed French-language university that Premier Doug Ford’s government had previously scrapped.

Scheer vows to sign agreement with Ontario on funding French-language university
Andrew Scheer says a Conservative government would sign a deal with Ontario to fund the “start-up costs” for a new French-language university in the province.

Global News
Ontario post-secondary school food banks could lose money after tuition fee changes
Changes to post-secondary tuition fees in Ontario have sparked concern that school food banks could lose money, which could lead to some students going hungry.

Campus media makes last push to get students to opt in to fees
Campus radio stations and newspapers are collaborating province-wide to fend off what could be a threat to their existence posed by the Ontario government’s “student choice initiative.”

National Post
Dalhousie apologizes for racist actions and views of university’s founder after report
Dalhousie University is apologizing to the African Nova Scotian community following the publication of a report examining the racist views of the school’s founder and Nova Scotia’s various connections to anti-black racism and slavery.

Leaving home: Northern students flock south in pursuit of higher education
Fall is a time of change in the North, perhaps most so for the families affected by the great migration south as students leave in pursuit of higher education.

Toronto Star
Heated arguments among Mount Royal University faculty after instructor’s op-ed opposing diversity
A widely-condemned opinion piece by a Mount Royal University instructor arguing against the merits of a diverse society is prompting heated discussions among the university’s faculty.

CTV News
Contract talks continue with goal of avoiding strike at UWindosr
The unions representing administrative staff, operating engineers and special constables at the University of Windsor are at the bargaining table, trying to avoid a strike.

The Hill Times
Canada’s universities and colleges are navigating challenges created by China
When our unjustly detained Canadians are returned to us, we can expect Canada-China relations to begin to improve, and academic collaborations will be one of the important bridges for that reconciliation. In the meantime, each collaboration should be assessed carefully for benefits to Canada, risks to our IP, and the safety of our researchers and students in China.

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