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Headlines for March 2, 2018


Toronto Star
Ontario Liberals’ gender violence strategy gets $242 million boost

Funds will go to sexual assault services and to transforming justice system for victims seeking help.

Global News
Across Canada, legal pot will force universities to change residence rules

On paper, at least, university residence rules have tended to regulate tobacco and alcohol, and prohibit other drugs.

Edmonton Journal
Art + Design and Red Deer colleges to become universities

Premier Rachel Notley was in Red Deer for the announcement, and said the change has the potential to attract more students to the central region.

London Free Press
King’s University College principal David Sylvester exiting for University of Toronto

King’s University David Sylvester will not seek renewal for a third term as the school’s principal, the school announced Thursday morning. He’s bound for a similar job at the University of Toronto.

Globe and Mail
20 questions with UBC President Santa Ono

Dr. Ono says he admires Yo-Yo Ma for his remarkable artistry and the generosity he shows to all around him.

CTV News
Canadian Federation of Students wary of Liberal threat over campus sex assault

The largest organization for post-secondary students in Canada is not quite ready to get behind a Liberal threat to consider withdrawing federal funding from universities and colleges that are not serious enough about dealing with on-campus sexual assault.

Ottawa Citizen
‘Anti-white(ness)’ Canadian university event mired in controversy

A controversial, highly-racialized event promoted by Trent University’s Central Student Association (TCSA) is causing a stir in Peterborough.

The Economist
Why governments have overestimated the economic returns of higher education

Earning a degree is about signalling, and not just learning.

Cape Breton Post
Poll points to desire for more funding and supports for universities

The public continues to have serious concerns about the affordability and accessibility of post-secondary education, according to a recent poll commissioned by a group representing students, teachers and government workers.

Windsor Star
University of Windsor’s search for new president extended

The search for a new president/vice-chancellor for the University of Windsor will be pushed into the next academic year after the preferred candidate turned down the position for reasons unrelated to the school.

Global News
Opinion: Court delivers a blow to free speech

Danielle Smith writes about the recent cases at Ryerson University, involving three student groups fighting the students’ union for the right to have club status.

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