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Headlines for Jan. 30, 2017


Globe and Mail
Universities Canada speaks out against Trump’s U.S. travel ban

Canada’s universities have issued a rare political statement, opposing the temporary ban on the entry of citizens from seven countries to the United States and the suspension of all refugee admissions.

Global News
UBC sets up $250k task force to assist students, staff affected by Trump travel ban

UBC president Santa J. Ono announced the task force in a press release Sunday, saying representatives from across the university would study what assistance the school can offer to those affected by the ban.

Calgary Herald
Trump immigration order ‘a boon’ for Canadian tech industry, say executives

Canadian technology executives are making plans to capitalize on U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration orders, using the new president’s crackdown to help their efforts to recruit skilled workers from overseas.

CBC News
Opinion: Trump’s moves against science raise fears of damage to economy

Economic progress depends on science, and muzzling of U.S. government scientists won’t help, says Don Pittis.

Calgary Herald
University of Calgary offers support to students affected by U.S. travel ban

In a statement, U of C president Elizabeth Cannon said the university will continue to welcome students, faculty and staff from all nations, “including those seeking refuge from violence and hardship.”

CBC News – Nova Scotia
Meet the Halifax student behind @Trump_Regrets

Erica Baguma started retweeting regretful Trump voters just for fun and now has 118,000 followers.

Calgary Herald
Four new science programs proposed amid growing demand for STEM education

With growing demand and long waiting lists for the city’s only two science schools, four more public schools are now considering specialized science programs as early as this fall.

CBC News
Reconciliation report card: Work remains for cities

Winnipeg, Vancouver declared ‘Year of Reconciliation,’ gradually implementing TRC’s calls to action.

The Hill Times
Reconciliation through education much more than access

With the right commitment from universities and governments, indigenous students will get closer to having the same opportunity as non-indigenous students to achieve their potential through education.

CBC News Windsor
University of Windsor president will step down in 2018

Alan Wildeman will leave the university in June 2018.

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