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Headlines for April 11, 2018

BY ANQI SHEN | APR 11 2018

Calgary Herald
Alberta cuts pay, benefits for presidents of colleges and universities

The advanced education minister announced Tuesday that Alberta is bringing in a pay grid for the 20 leaders of its postsecondary institutions, to be fully in effect two years from now.

CBC
Saskatchewan budget 2018: K-12 education gets back $30M, postsecondary student support cut by $12M

Supports such as scholarships, income assistance and student loans went down from about $50.3 million in last year’s budget to about $37.6 million in 2018-19.

CBC
NDP would eliminate tuition for community college students

Tuition would be eliminated at community colleges and reduced by 25 per cent at universities under an NDP government, party leader Jennifer McKenzie said Tuesday.

Globe and Mail
York University president asks union representing striking workers to agree to binding arbitration

York U’s administration is asking the union representing striking workers to resolve what it says is an impasse over principles that has left 50,000 students out of class for five weeks.

Nature
EU copyright reforms draw fire from scientists

The latest drafts of the rules have triggered a wave of criticism from open-science advocates.

Toronto Star
Toronto campuses grapple with marijuana policies ahead of legalization

This fall, Ryerson University students will see a new educational campaign incorporated into the usual campus cautions about binge drinking and safe sex: responsible marijuana use.

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