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Headlines for Nov. 15, 2021

BY IAN MUNROE | NOV 15 2021

Ottawa Citizen
Academic freedom debate still simmers at uOttawa in wake of Bastarache report

Fallout from a report on academic freedom continues to swirl at the University of Ottawa with a group of active and retired professors saying the school hasn’t done enough to support academic freedom, while another group is circulating a petition complaining the concerns of Black, Indigenous and racialized people were ignored.

CTV News
UBC cancels talk featuring speaker who calls portrayal of residential school graves a ‘hoax’

The University of British Columbia has cancelled a talk on its campus that would have featured a speaker whose recent film refers to media coverage of the discovery of unmarked graves at residential schools in B.C. and elsewhere as a “hoax.”

CBC News
What role should universities take in teaching about the climate crisis?

Students at Concordia University will vote on Tuesday in a referendum on whether the school should commit to teaching all undergraduate students about sustainability and the climate crisis by 2030.

CTV News
Canada the world’s most-Googled destination for studying abroad

An analysis of Google search data has found that Canada is among the most desired countries for studying abroad.

CTV News
Ryerson University is renaming itself. Here’s what it means for past graduates and their degrees

More than two months after Ryerson University agreed to rename itself based on a report into the school’s namesake and his role in Canada’s residential school system, the institution has provided its alumni community with an update on the process and the validity of graduate documents.

CBC News
Athabasca University’s ‘near-virtual’ reality has town leaders worried about future of campus

Though there’s never been a definitive announcement of its demise, the fight to keep the Athabasca University’s campus operating in the town for which it’s named is expected to be heard next week.

Global News
University of Alberta Students’ Union calling for more action against sexual violence

The University of Alberta’s Students’ Union is calling on the postsecondary institution to make changes to its sexual violence reporting process, which it says is confusing and results in students being reluctant to come forward.

CBC News
Dalhousie biology wing to remain closed Monday after fire

The biology tower at Dalhousie University’s Life Sciences Centre will remain closed Monday after a fire broke out over the weekend.

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