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Headlines for Feb. 18, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 18 2020

CBC
‘You just spiral’: UBC president who overcame mental health crisis determined to help Canadian students

Santa J. Ono was afraid to speak out about his mental illness; now he’s a champion for mental health on campus.

CBC
UNBSJ offering students 24/7 mental health services

Ashley Cook says a program aimed at getting University of New Brunswick Saint John students in touch with mental health experts faster is already showing results.

CTV News
Students plan alternative reading week transportation as railway blockades continue

Some of Waterloo Region’s large student population is figuring out different ways of getting home for reading week due to cancelled VIA Train services.

Regina Leader Post
Derogatory messages spray-painted on First Nations University of Canada

Staff and students at the First Nations University of Canada were surprised and saddened to see derogatory messages spray painted on the building on Friday morning.

CBC
‘We’ve hit a wall’: MUNFA president says further cuts risk shrinking university

The president of the union that represents Memorial University’s faculty warns years of cuts are already having an impact — and further cuts will put programming at risk.

The Signal
Almost 1,000 bankruptcy claims in Nova Scotia last year included student loans

In 2017, Selina Pottle found paying back her student loan while living her life was no longer feasible. So she filed for bankruptcy.

Halifax Signal
More international students choosing to stay in Nova Scotia after graduation

The province’s retention of international students has finally surpassed the 10 per cent goal set out in the 2014 Ivany Report.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph workers vote in favour of strike

Workers at the University of Guelph could be walking off the job as soon as next month.

Montreal Gazette
Opinion: Are Arts grads unemployable? No, that’s a myth

It is understandable that many concerned parents and teachers today urge bright students to study the STEM subjects that are conventionally assumed to lead to good, steady jobs.

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