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Headlines for Sept. 18, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 18 2017

SMU appoints Aboriginal student adviser to help Indigenous students

Some of his main duties will be to support students who are struggling with university life and to develop events that recognize and celebrate Indigenous peoples.

Huffington Post
Wab Kinew elected new leader of Manitoba NDP

Indigenous rights activist and author Wab Kinew was elected leader of the Manitoba NDP Saturday. He had resigned from his post at the U of Winnipeg to run for the leadership.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Organization representing 60,000 students planning province-wide protests

The Saskatchewan Student Coalition (SSC) was constituted in the wake of the government’s 2017-18 budget, which slashed $25 million from post-secondary institutions.

National Post
UBC faces new sexual assault complaint: ‘There are going to be others, which is a terrible shame’

Stephanie Hale has filed a complaint with B.C.’s Human Rights Tribunal alleging the university failed to take action after she reported a sexual assault.

National Post
Opinion: Universities’ alienation of conservative professors the deeper problem on campuses

Universities must work to not just tolerate conservatives, but actively embrace ideological diversity, writes Arthur Brooks.

Winnipeg Free Press
STEM courses give leg up to students seeking work

Facing rising tuition and debt, students look to STEM, a new CIBC study suggests.

The quest of two Laurentian University professors to uncover the lost history of Northern Ontario’s soldiers

Dieter Buse and Graeme Mount are ‘filling in the gaps’ of missing stories.

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