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Headlines for Oct. 23, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | OCT 23 2017

Audio: ‘A daunting task’: University of Toronto addressing reconciliation in health care education

The TRC’s calls to action include implementing coursework around Indigenous health issues for medical students, and increasing the number of Indigenous professionals working in health care.

‘Ashamed to be your alumnus’: Former U of M student returns degree after Steve Kirby allegations

Daniel Jordan has returned his degree to the University of Manitoba to protest the institution’s handling of allegations of sexual misconduct against a former professor.

Memorial’s SmartICE project honoured by the United Nations

SmartICE is the only Canadian group to be given a 2017 Climate Solutions Award.

Globe and Mail
Dalhousie defends free expression as student faces hearing over Canada 150 post

A fourth-year student faces disciplinary action after another student lodged a complaint alleging her comments in an online post discriminated against white people.

U of Regina found negligent in Miranda Biletski case, $9M in damages awarded

The University of Regina has been deemed negligent by a jury in a June 2005 diving accident that left Miranda Biletski a quadriplegic.

Ontario college strike spotlights ‘new norm’ of precarious labour in academia

Hiring short-term contract faculty in colleges and universities is a growing and worrisome trend, critics say.

Ottawa Citizen
Part-time professors at University of Ottawa give strike mandate to union

92 per cent of the members of the Association of Part-Time Professors University of Ottawa (APTPUO) who cast a ballot voted in favour of a strike, said union spokesman Shawn Philip Hunsdale.

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