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Headlines for June 3, 2020


The Toronto Star
‘To continue to partner with police … is to be complicit’: These academics want Canadian universities to cut ties with law enforcement

Two Canadian academics have published a provocative column calling on universities to sever all research partnerships with law enforcement and to stand with Black, Indigenous and other racialized community members to “confront the underlying racism and colonization of police violence.”

Global News
Incoming U of A president pitches fewer faculties, administration after provincial budget cuts

The incumbent president of the University of Alberta gave a presentation Tuesday that gave a glimpse into his plans for the institution going forward, including pitches for a major restructuring of the school and a reduction in faculties.

North Delta Reporter
Video tribute to KPU’s spring grad class also honours Andrew Petter, Bill Wright

Two honorary degrees have been granted by Kwantlen Polytechnic University, which has posted a video tribute to its Spring 2020 graduating class.

MUN President Responds to Criticism of Oil and Gas Endorsement

The president of Memorial University welcomes differing viewpoints after a group of alumni objected to MUN coming out in favour of subsidies to the oil and gas industry.

CTV News
U of T valedictorian hopes to inspire future black doctors

A University of Toronto student aims to inspire Tuesday as the second black woman to give the Faculty of Medicine’s valedictorian speech, and the first woman to do so in 14 years.

MUN faculty, students oppose president’s support of offshore oil industry

An open letter from several hundred students and faculty at Memorial University says president Vianne Timmons’s support for the oil industry goes against commitments to fight climate change.

Guelph Mercury
Racist social media videos spark outrage as University of Guelph called on to expel student

Several people identifying themselves as students and a faculty member have called on the university to expel the student.

The Record
Nearly 9,000 students confirmed their admission offer to UW

Nearly 9,000 students confirmed their offers of admission to attend the University of Waterloo in the fall.

The Chronicle Herald
Acadia University prepping to welcome students back to campus in the fall

Acadia University is putting plans in place for students to return to campus in the fall.

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