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Headlines for Feb. 21, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 21 2020

CBC – Ottawa Morning
International students at Canadian universities and colleges on the rise

A professor at the University of Toronto explains how a federal policy aims at revitalizing Canadian universities is keeping us globally competitive.

Winnipeg Free Press
Virus affects Chinese students’ applications in Manitoba

Manitoba universities are making application exceptions for prospective Chinese students as the coronavirus outbreak disrupts everything from regular semesters to English-language proficiency tests.

The Globe and Mail
Queens University sees fallout from track coach’s firing

Queen’s University is defending the firing of a long-time track and field coach for publicly criticizing the University of Guelph and former student athletes in the wake of the controversy surrounding allegations against star coach Dave Scott-Thomas.

The Toronto Star
‘Humiliation and isolation’: Black professor at York University alleges racism and harassment

A York University professor has taken the university and six of its employees to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, alleging discrimination and harassment based on race and disability, and reprisals for speaking out against his treatment in what he describes as a four year deal.

The Toronto Star
School isn’t preparing students for the jobs of the future. Here’s what these GTA students say needs to change

Are Toronto’s universities out of touch with the needs of the marketplace?

CBC
U of A med school prepared to change curriculum quickly if assisted dying law changes

A dean in the University of Alberta’s MD program says the school is prepared to update its curriculum if the federal government expands access to medical assistance in dying.

North Delta Reporter
Exploding enrolment prompts opening of second TWU campus in Richmond

Langley’s faith-based Trinity Western University opens a second campus in Richmond.

Ottawa Citizen
Coronavirus weakens job market for record number of Chinese graduates

The coronavirus outbreak is denting the prospects of this year’s record 8.7 million-strong Chinese university graduating class, with many students stuck at home just as the corporate recruitment season usually swings into high gear.

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