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Headlines for Jan. 17, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | JAN 17 2017

Audio: Black PhD students call out inequity in Canadian academia

Huda Hassan, Sam Tecle and Malinda Smith discuss barriers and racial inequity that black students face on Canadian campuses on The Current.

Times Higher Education
Canada overtakes UK as ‘most desirable’ country for EU students

A survey of 219 international students at universities in the UK found that Canada was the most desirable English-speaking nation for EU students.

Global News
Lisée wants to impose more French on English universities and CEGEPs

Parti Québécois leader Jean-François Lisée wants English CEGEPs and universities to beef up their French, even proposing exit exams for graduates.

Kingston Whig-Standard
‘Launching the next generation’

Queen’s University will host 60 faculty members from the University of Gondar over the next 10 years to establish an occupational therapy program at the Ethiopian University.

Sexual violence widespread at Quebec universities, study finds

New students, people living with a handicap or illness and international students are most likely to be victimized, the study suggests.

Vancouver Sun
UBC’s Santa Ono announces new China adviser, new executive director

Dr. Weihong Song will be senior adviser to the president on China, and Julie Wagemakers will be the new executive director for Ono’s office.

University of New Brunswick launches Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

The institute opened in Fredericton on Monday, with representatives expressing high hopes for attracting new business and making New Brunswick a world leader in the field.

Globe and Mail
Ontario universities pressed to show value, demand for graduate degrees

Some universities may have to reconsider plans to expand graduate programs as the province tries to encourage a focus on training students who graduate with skills that are in demand.

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