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Headlines for July 3, 2020

BY NATALIE SAMSON | JUL 03 2020

CBC
Doubt cast over Trudeau’s assertion that only WE Charity can run $900M student grant program

Officials point to need for extensive ties to local non-profits, which they say WE lacks.

Policy Options
Cutting postsecondary budgets during COVID a bad move

Governments keen to balance budgets are cutting post-secondary funding. But this will hurt the economy, innovation and research in the long-term.

The PIE News
Language ed ‘falling through cracks’

Languages Canada has requested that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada provide international students with special visa measures or risk “total devastation” of the international language education sector.

Global News
Campaign to drop ‘The Clan’ as SFU athletics nickname builds steam

A movement to change Simon Fraser University’s sports team nickname is building steam, amid a new petition and social media campaign.

CBC
Tens of thousands sign Ryerson student’s petition calling for mandatory high school course on race

Parnika Raj was inspired by Black Lives Matter protests, conversations on race, ethnicity.

The Star-Phoenix
U of Saskatchewan to close outreach office, frustrating students and staff

In letters to university President Peter Stoicheff and other top officials, 12 students and 15 faculty argued closing the community and relations engagement office at Station 20 West would be a step backward for the school.

Montreal Gazette
Opinion: Let’s start taking the danger tape off university campuses

It is time for universities to communicate in a loud and confident voice that the campus is crucial, and that the greatest degree possible of meaningful use of classroom, library and laboratory space will be supported.

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