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Headlines for Sept. 5, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 05 2017

Montreal Gazette
McGill professor introducing Canada’s slave history at Harvard

Charmaine Nelson will be teaching about the black diaspora as the William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair for Canadian Studies.

Globe and Mail
New co-op programs blur the lines between academics and industry

Difficult as they may be, such collaborations between universities and corporate partners are likely to grow in the coming years.

Foreign students flock to Canada as government struggles to get grads to stay

The steady upswing in foreign applicants began several years ago, then started to spike after the U.S. presidential election in 2016.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: Tuition waivers pave way for brighter future in British Columbia

The announcement of provincewide tuition waivers is a game-changer, write Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond and Ralph Nilson.

Ottawa Citizen
Carleton’s interim president pledges greater transparency: ‘Anyone can … challenge whatever they like’

Three things about Alastair Summerlee, a biomedical researcher and veteran university administrator who will be leading Carleton University for the next 10 months.

Globe and Mail
Emily Carr’s new home becomes a catalyst for urban renewal

The new campus, nearly 290,000 square feet and stretching almost two blocks, will reshape a largely undeveloped area on Vancouver’s east side.

Phoenix payroll fiasco affecting 3 in 10 federal student workers

Almost 30 per cent of students who were on the government’s payroll are experiencing trouble with their wages due to the disastrous Phoenix system, according to documents obtained by Radio-Canada.

Laurentian faculty union threatens strike if talks don’t go well

Members of the Laurentian University Faculty Association haven’t had a contract since June 30.

Toronto Star
Her only hope of escaping a Kenyan refugee camp? A Canadian scholarship competition

For 20-year-old Ayan Abdi, the only hope of escaping a lifetime in the world’s largest refugee camp was winning a generous scholarship from the World University Service of Canada.

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