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Headlines for September 7, 2022


Montreal Gazette
Report into systemic racism at MUHC includes chilling testimonials

The Montreal Gazette obtained a preliminary draft of the 91-page report into racism, sexism and other forms of prejudice at the McGill University Health Centre, a bilingual network of five hospitals that treats patients from across Quebec, including Indigenous peoples and the Inuit of the Far North.

CTV News
As university classes start, not everyone has a place to live

No matter what subject university students are tackling, it seems everyone is getting a crash course in inflation and housing.

Toronto Star
Western University extends deadline for boosters to next year

Western University is giving students an extra three months to get a booster in the wake of Health Canada’s approval of a bivalent vaccine that targets the Omicron variant.

Toronto Star
Two years after dumping the Clan, Simon Fraser teams will be known as the Red Leafs

SFU announced the news on Tuesday after what the Burnaby, B.C. school called an extensive consultation process that began in 2020.

PIE News
Canada extends remote learning at ‘last-minute’ as visa delays continue

International students at Canadian universities can continue to study remotely without jeopardising their chances of working in the country after they graduate, the government announced in August.

CBC News
Community helps international students find temporary homes in Cape Breton

Thanks to a Facebook post in late August, people in Cape Breton have been stepping up to help new international students at Cape Breton University in Sydney, N.S., find free temporary housing while they look for a permanent place to live.

CBC News
Research underway on how free tuition is helping former kids in foster care

MSVU professor Jacquie Gahagan is leading two research studies into tuition waiver programs.

CBC News
Western University gets court approval to rename scholarships honouring ‘racist’ professor

An Ontario court has granted Western University permission to remove the name of an emeritus history professor from six academic prizes funded by his estate following criticism that he espoused radical, racist views.

CBC News
Man charged after 2 McMaster students sexually assaulted on trail near campus: police

Police say a man approached two women he didn’t know on the trail on Saturday at roughly 7:30 p.m.

Montreal Gazette
Quebec researchers discover potential water world exoplanet

An international team of researchers led by Université de Montréal have discovered what could be a rare water world exoplanet.

Peterborough Examiner
McMaster researchers discover bacteria-killing toxin that could lead to innovation in antibiotics

The toxin targets RNA to kill bacteria.

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