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Headlines for Nov. 18, 2019


Globe and Mail
Canadian universities urge exchange students in Hong Kong to return home as protests escalate on campuses

Canadian universities are advising their students on exchange programs in Hong Kong to return home, a result of the escalating violence on college campuses in the city racked by increasingly violent anti-government protests.

Toronto Star
Thousands of international students cited in government report for breaking rules

Canada issued Anass El Kamel a student visa to study at the Université de Moncton, but the Moroccan man never attended a single class or even lived in New Brunswick.

Campus radio stations struggling due to Ford government fee changes

Campus radio stations in eastern Ontario say they’ve felt the pinch ever since the provincial government announced earlier this year it would allow students to opt out of certain university fees.

Cape Breton Post
Cape Breton University, union reach tentative deal

The potential of a strike at Cape Breton University appears to have been averted as both the university and union leaders are recommending a new three–year deal.

Prince George Citizen
Striking UNBC faculty stages rally

Pam Wright has been down this road before and didn’t enjoy the ride the first time.

Manitoba Metis Federation signs 10-year, $90-million post-secondary funding deal with Ottawa

Métis students who want to go to university will now have access to a multi-million-dollar program that will pay for their tuition.

Global News
Edmonton university students planning rally against UCP cuts to post-secondary education

Spending decisions in last month’s provincial budget are the driving force behind next week’s planned protest by university students at the Alberta legislature in Edmonton.

Globe and Mail
Two Chinese representatives dropped from UBC business forum amid anger from Uyghur groups in Canada

A student forum aimed at promoting ties between the Canadian and Chinese business communities cancelled appearances by representatives of two Chinese companies that activists have accused of being involved in rights violations.

Global News
Petition circulates asking Dalhousie University to rescind invitation for controversial speaker

An online petition has been created asking Dalhousie University to uninvite a speaker widely known for her homophobic and transphobic views from attending an upcoming “leadership summit.”

Toronto Star
A new ranking shows that Canada is home to 10 of the best business schools for the world

This August, the business Roundtable, a group of powerful American executives, including the leaders of Apple, Ford, Walmart and Pepsi, renounced their longstanding position that corporations exist principally to serve their shareholders.

When information is freely available online, learning institutions are forced to change

The internet allows us to find out almost anything we would ever want to know. From everyday tasks like how to sew a button or fix a dryer, to more complex pursuits, like music theory or moral philosophy.

Vancouver Sun
Douglas Todd: Canada rejecting more and more study-visa applicants

Immigration officials are turning back two of five people applying to study in Canada, with Africans suffering by far the highest rate of rejection.

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