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Headlines for May 31, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 31 2021

Prince George Citizen
UNBC board chair dismissed

UNBC sent out a terse press release late Friday, announcing that UNBC board of governors chair Aaron Ekman has been relieved of his duties effective immediately.

CBC
Supporters of U of T doctor describe allegations of antisemitism as ‘disingenuous’ and stifling

Friends and colleagues are rushing to the defence of a University of Toronto doctor and faculty member accused of antisemitic behaviour, arguing that the allegations against her are baseless and harmful to larger efforts to stamp out racism and prejudice.

CTV News
Students call for disciplinary action after U of R professor accused of making racist comments

Some students at the University of Regina are calling for stronger disciplinary action after a professor allegedly made racist comments in an email to students.

National Post
The real devil behind rise in academic cheating during pandemic isn’t online learning: expert

If you never cheated during an exam or an assignment at university, then you at least know someone who did.

The Hamilton Spectator
Mac, Redeemer say vaccination encouraged, not required for students; Mohawk undecided

Hamilton post-secondary institutions say they will not require students to have a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campus in the fall.

CBC – On The Go with Ted Blades
NL Premier Andrew Furey says MUNL “needs to decide what it wants to be when it grows up”. Does it?

OTG speaks with Alex Usher, President of Higher Education Strategy Associates.

CBC
Women on P.E.I. more likely than men to have higher education, but still earn less, stats show

Females make up more than half the population of P.E.I., live longer than males and are more likely to have obtained a higher education.

Global News
King’s University College to raise Progress Pride Flag for first time

London Ont.,’s King’s University College has announced plans to raise the Progress Pride Flag for the first time on June 1 to coincide with the start of Pride Month.

CBC
Wilfrid Laurier employee put on leave after alleged Islamophobic posts

A Wilfrid Laurier University employee has been placed on leave after allegedly posting Islamophobic messages online.

CBC
Valedictorian calls for more mental health supports for UPEI’s international students

A UPEI valedictorian used her convocation day speech to highlight the challenges facing international students at Prince Edward Island’s only university.

CBC
How social work students are breaking barriers to mental health in marginalized communities

Nikisha Browne has become a trusted confidant to a handful of Black and low-income Toronto residents struggling through the pandemic.

The Hill Times
German think tank, University of Ottawa launching research chair for studying democracy

Germany’s ambassador to Canada, Sabine Sparwasser, will headline an event on June 1 launching the Konrad Adenauer Research Chair, a partnership between the University of Ottawa and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, a German political foundation, to promote social science research.

Edmonton Journal
Opinion: Saving the U of A’s Ring Houses is for the public good

The fate of the Ring Houses is still unclear. Will they all be demolished this month, as the University of Alberta has proposed?

Ottawa Citizen
Cobey: COVID-19 shows the need for ‘open science’ in Canada and elsewhere

Many health researchers never publicly share their results. Many studies remain behind a paywall. This means the public, and even other researchers, don’t have access to important information. That must change.

The Toronto Star
Don’t set up young people to expect failure — they need an environment where disaster is not the default

As we move into the traditional season of graduations and the start of new summer jobs, it is easy to focus on all that has been lost for young people today.

CTV News
‘To make change in Nunavut’: Homegrown lawyers ready to enter legal profession

For the first time in more than 15 years, Nunavut has a group of homegrown lawyers.

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