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Headlines for May 25, 2021

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAY 25 2021

Globe and Mail
Alberta orders major universities to suspend pursuit of new partnerships with China

Alberta has ordered its four major universities to suspend the pursuit of partnerships with individuals or organizations linked to the Chinese government or ruling Chinese Communist Party, citing concerns over national security and the risk that the research could be used to facilitate human-rights abuses.

Times Colonist
Dual-credit programs help pave way to post-secondary studies

For Grade 12 students approaching graduation, the big question is: “What happens next?”

Edmonton Journal
“Turning a massive ship”: U of A set to host massive virtual humanities conference next week

The University of Alberta is preparing to host thousands of attendees at an online humanities congress next week in what is being billed as the largest academic virtual gathering in Canadian history.

London Free Press
Cash for class: King’s University College will pay students for summer course

King’s University College is offering students cash to go to class.

Calgary Herald
U of C contract proposal including wage rollbacks ‘disgusting’: union

The University of Calgary is proposing a three per cent wage rollback for more than 5,000 support staff in contentious contract negotiations, according to the union representing impacted workers.

Times Colonist
New leadership position at UVic aims to bring Indigenous perspective to institution

Robina Thomas wants the University of Victoria to be a place where Indigenous people can pursue an education without forgoing their values and beliefs to belong.

CTV News
New survey a ‘first step’ to dismantling anti-Black racism, says researcher

Seven in 10 Black Canadians have experienced racism on a regular or occasional basis, suggests a preliminary study that experts are calling a “first step” toward dismantling systemic discrimination.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: Equity, diversity and inclusion strategies that actually work

Many approaches to addressing gender parity in the work force have focused on getting more women into the talent pipeline, especially in senior or leadership roles where women are often missing.

Times Colonist
Judge’s knuckles rapped over U of T appointment interference; can stay on bench

A federal court judge accused of bias against Palestinians over his views on a proposed appointment at the University of Toronto made serious mistakes, but can stay on the job, a judicial review body concluded on Friday.

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