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Headlines for Dec. 17, 2019

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 17 2019

Maclean’s
Reported marijuana use ‘higher’ at Canadian universities in 2019: Survey

In the annual Maclean’s survey, Canadian university students report more frequent use of marijuana.

Maclean’s
The program whose students who report the highest marijuana use: Survey

For the second year in a row, drama students report using more marijuana than their peers in other programs.

Calgary Herald
Post-secondaries across Alberta adopt American-flavoured free speech policies

The provincial UCP government is hailing a victory as free speech policies aligned with the Chicago Principles have rolled out at all 26 post-secondary institutions province-wide as of Monday.

CBC
‘The timing was right’: Vianne Timmons leaving U of R to go back to her roots

The University of Regina’s first female president says the decision to leave was “tough.”

The Telegram
Cape Breton University research project blends Indigenous knowledge with science

Birch trees are often considered a species of little value, trampled upon amidst efforts to harvest softwood.

The Projector
Post-secondary mandate letters to be issued by the provincial government

Publicly funded universities and colleges in Manitoba will be expected to follow the directions outlined in the mandate letters soon to be delivered by the provincial government.

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