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Headlines for July 14, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 14 2020

CBC
University wants students to sign liability waiver to return to class during pandemic

St. Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish, N.S., is asking students to sign a waiver to return to classes on campus, giving up the right to sue the school for loss or illness due to COVID-19 risks.

National Post
Students at St. Francis Xavier University protest wording of COVID-19 waiver

A group of students, alumni and some staff at St. Francis Xavier University are pushing back against a legal waiver that students are required to sign if they want to return to classrooms in the fall amid a global pandemic.

Global News
Students oppose StFX waiver that proposes releasing school from coronavirus liability

Students of a Nova Scotia University were taken aback and now lack trust in the institution after a controversial document was circulated to students ahead of the upcoming school year.

CBC
Defending tuition hike, UNB says experience next year ‘won’t be inferior at all’

The University of New Brunswick will not back down on its two per cent tuition increase, despite opposition by thousands of students who say they should not be charged more for a year of mostly online courses.

CBC
Canadian student charged international tuition at UNBSJ says change based on Chinese name

Yukie Xie woke up one morning in May to find that her summer semester tuition at the University of New Brunswick had gone from $4,000 to $13,000.

CTV News
International students at Western upset over tuition increase amidst COVID-19

Western University’s fall semester is under two-months away. But some students say they are confused over their first tuition payment and ancillary fees.

Regina Leader Post
As U.S. Turns Hostile, Foreign Student Permits Climb in Canada

Canada’s government is ramping up new permits to foreign students, a comforting sign for the nation’s universities who rely on international enrolment as a key source of funding.

Times Higher Education
Foreign students facing US expulsion find few alternatives

Late move by Trump leaves Canada and UK with few options for bailing out victims of new student visa restrictions.

The Toronto Star
Canadian students sound off on campus racism through hundreds of Instagram posts

In years past, post-secondary students may have taken a marker into a bathroom stall to vent about issues on campus. Now, students across the country have taken the forum digital.

Global News
Black at Western Alumni says university must do more to combat Philippe Rushton’s racist legacy

Just over two weeks after a town hall was held to discuss the findings of the Anti-Racism Working Group’s (ARWG) report into racism at Western University, a group of Black alumni is calling for additional, concrete actions to the institution’s “ongoing crisis of racism.”

The Tyee
Dear Universities, Your Anti-Racism Workshops Aren’t Nearly Enough

Change won’t come from good intentions, but from an overhaul of structures that entrench racism in our institutions.

The Toronto Star
Canadian students sound off on campus racism through hundreds of Instagram posts

In years past, post-secondary students may have taken a marker into a bathroom stall to vent about issues on campus. Now, students across the country have taken the forum digital.

CKPG Today
UNBC and other B.C. universities help tackle challenges faced by rural communities

Three interior universities are participating in research projects to help aid the complex problems faced by British Columbians living in remote and rural areas of the province.

VOCM
MUN President Begins Provincial Trek to Learn about University’s Impact

Memorial University President Vianne Timmons is hitting the road to visit communities and learn more about how the university can better serve the province.

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