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Headlines for Nov. 1, 2019

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | NOV 01 2019

CBC
Portrait of controversial figure George Ludlow removed from UNB law school

Pressure is mounting to have the University of New Brunswick remove George Duncan Ludlow’s name from its law faculty building in Fredericton because of his connections to slavery and Indigenous abuse.

The Sault Star
Legislation introduced to grant Algoma U degree-granting authority

Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano wants Ontario colleges and universities to respond quicker to regional labour market needs to ensure students get the training they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

CBC
Quebec Cree launch $1M internship fund to bring graduates home

The Cree Nation Government has created a $1 million internship fund to bring Quebec Cree post-secondary graduates back home, and to convince more youth to enter into higher education.

The PIE News
Atlantic Canada figures indicate continued growth – survey

Atlantic Canada’s higher education institutions have seen a 4% rise on student numbers on 2018 figures, a preliminary survey by the Association of Atlantic Universities has found.

London Free Press
Grad students lead way in plagiarism at Western University, report says

Graduate students – seasoned scholars who should know better – account for the largest chunk of cheaters caught last year at Western University.

CBC
Official at UN aviation agency signed off on $240K in contracts for his PhD supervisor at Concordia

A high-level director at the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) awarded $240,000 worth of consulting contracts to his Concordia University doctoral supervisor while still his student, CBC News has learned.

North Bay Nugget
Nipissing University full-time faculty agree to new contract

Full-time faculty members at Nipissing University have ratified a new three-year collective agreement after months of negotiations, agreeing to one-per-cent annual increases in salaries and avoiding a potential strike or lockout.

Global News
Western University student receives racist emails after calling out professor’s use of N-word

A student at Western University received racist emails after she called out a professor for using the N-word during a lecture on Oct. 23.

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