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Headlines for Aug. 15, 2018

BY ANQI SHEN | AUG 15 2018

Globe and Mail
B.C.’s Trinity Western University drops mandatory covenant forbidding sex outside heterosexual marriage

TWU has dropped a requirement that students adhere to a community covenant that forbids sex outside of heterosexual marriage, but says it has no plans to revive its proposal for a law school.

CBC
University of Waterloo students to get mental health first aid kits this fall

The University of Waterloo recently purchased 7,100 PASS kits to hand out to first-year students this fall during orientation, making it available to all first-year students.

Calgary Herald
Alberta aims to boost tech training and education through appointment of advisory council

The provincial government has asked a newly appointed panel to suggest ways to update Alberta’s post-secondary and skills training systems for a technology-driven future.

Globe and Mail
Ontario government freezes salaries of public sector executives

The Ontario government has suspended salary increases for public-sector senior executives, including those at school boards, universities, colleges and hospitals, effectively reinstating a wage freeze that has been in place for the better part of a decade.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
U of S online salary disclosure ‘a step in the right direction’: expert

Until recently, information about the university’s top earners could only be found in a three-ring binder in the institution’s library.

Globe and Mail
Federal government to declare statutory holiday to mark painful residential-school legacy

The AFN is among several groups the federal government has consulted as it prepares to announce the creation of what is expected to be known as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Toronto Star
York University, students call for transit services to integrate fares after YRT and Viva cancel routes to campus

York students are voicing outrage after York Region Transit and Viva announced late last week that they will be cancelling service to the university this fall, forcing many commuters to pay a second fare to transfer to the TTC.

Toronto Star
Canadians give Ottawa mixed reviews for its handling of Saudi Arabia spat

A poll done by Forum Research shows that 44 per cent say they approve Ottawa’s response to the surprise tiff, with almost one-quarter saying they strongly approve.

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