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Headlines for March 5, 2020

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 05 2020

The Brandon Sun
Report highlights racism faced by Indigenous students

A report released late last week states Indigenous University of Winnipeg students “experience some of the highest degrees of racism recorded in North America.”

The PIE News
Growing list of countries close schools while foreign exchange trips under question

An increasing number of countries are grappling with their schools temporarily closing, due to the increasing numbers of coronavirus cases. And in other countries, total bans on study abroad activity are being enacted, or postponements are being suggested.

The National Post
Italy closes schools and universities until March 15 because of coronavirus

All Italian schools and universities will close from Thursday until March 15 as part of an effort to contain a growing outbreak of coronavirus, Education Minister Lucia Azzolina said on Wednesday.

CBC
Janice MacKinnon appointed to University of Alberta board of governors

The Alberta government has appointed one of its key financial advisers to the University of Alberta board of governors.

CTV News
Public servant who led federal Liberals’ promise-tracking effort leaves for academe

A senior public servant tasked with ensuring the Liberal government remained on track to deliver on its promises is on his way out.

CBC
B.C. students join nationwide school walkout in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

B.C. students joined others across Canada in a nationwide school walkout organized to show support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs.

CTV News
UVic students to sleep at B.C. legislature alongside Wet’suwet’en supporters

Late Wednesday morning, around 100 University of Victoria (UVic) students walked out of classes to show support for Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who oppose a pipeline being built through their territory in northern B.C.

The Telegram
UPEI students walk out in support of Wet’suwet’en chiefs

UPEI students took part in a student walkout Wednesday on the university campus to show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders.

CTV News
Youth group starts fire on railway tracks at pipeline protest demonstration

A large number of Western University students walked out of their classrooms Wednesday in solidarity with hereditary chiefs.

Windsor Star
UWindsor walkout supports Wet’suwet’en protests

Windsor supporters of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposed to a British Columbia pipeline project waved banners and raised their voices from the University of Windsor’s law school to the city’s downtown Wednesday afternoon in a mobile demonstration of solidarity.

The Peterborough Examiner
Trent University students call for RCMP, Coastal GasLink to withdraw from Wet’suwet’en territory

About 100 Trent University students took part in a noon hour protest at Water Street and Nassau Mills Road on Wednesday.

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