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Headlines for Nov. 24, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | NOV 24 2017

Western University president Amit Chakma will not seek another term

Dr. Chakma announced Thursday he will not be seeking a third term, and intends to leave his position by the end of June of 2019.

‘Freedom of expression’ should not be ‘threatening’: Laurier University president

The university will be creating a taskforce to provide more clarity on how these types of situations should be handled in the future.

University of Moncton president Raymond Théberge nominated for federal language watchdog

The official languages commissioner is an officer of Parliament whose job it is to ensure both official languages have equal status in federal institutions, legislation and in Parliament itself.

Globe and Mail
University of Lethbridge reinstates professor accused of anti-Semitic views

The university confirmed in an e-mail Thursday that Anthony Hall is no longer suspended, but wouldn’t comment further.

Ontario moves to allow Indigenous institutes to independently grant degrees

The province’s nine Indigenous governed and operated post-secondary institutions currently offer programs in partnership with colleges and universities, but legislation would allow for the creation of an Indigenous council.

Global News
Canadian researchers team up to find a cure to childhood cancer

Researchers at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Sainte-Justine, are taking part in a $16-million initiative to accelerate research breakthroughs in pediatric cancer treatment.

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