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Headlines for Nov. 3, 2021

BY TARA SIEBARTH | NOV 03 2021

Globe and Mail
Queen’s University launches process to verify claims to Indigenous identity

Queen’s University is launching consultations on how to assess Indigenous identity claims in hiring, a first step in establishing what could be a national model for universities struggling to deal with allegations of identity fraud among their faculty.

Burnaby Beacon
Students call off hunger strike as SFU commits to fossil fuel divestment

SFU has committed to full divestment from fossil fuels by 2025, just as a group of students planned to launch a hunger strike to advocate for such a commitment.

CBC News
Indigenous creators hope Wolastoqey app will help revitalize endangered language

Updated app offers learners more opportunities to practise the language.

Star Phoenix
New course begins new partnership between U of S, First Nation

Students from the University of Saskatchewan and Mistawasis Nêhiyawak will take part in what leaders from the university and the First Nation say will be the first of many meaningful exchanges next spring.

CBC News
Carrie Bourassa’s suspension ‘bittersweet,’ says Métis professor who brought complaint to U of S

University of Saskatchewan Prof. Caroline Tait says tenured professors have responsibility to tell the truth.

Mirage News
University of Toronto among 29 universities pledging to reduce emissions, enhance access to climate education

The U7+ Alliance of World Universities, of which the University of Toronto is a founding member, says it will take action on climate goals coming out of the COP26 conference in Glasgow.

Globe and Mail
How experiential learning builds students’ confidence and skills

At Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia, the bachelor of psychiatric nursing students learn a holistic approach to mental health care. Fittingly, their own education takes a holistic approach too.

Maclean’s
Ontario nursing schools are seeing an increase in applicants during the pandemic

Nursing schools in the province are seeing a huge uptick in applications, with interest driven, in part, by the pandemic. It comes at a moment when the province is facing a dire shortage of nurses.

CTV News
University of Sask. places professor on leave after her Indigenous identity called into question

The University of Saskatchewan has placed a health professor on leave after questions arose concerning her Indigenous identity.

Globe and Mail
UBC to develop new campus in Surrey after making $70-million land purchase

The University of British Columbia is about to launch its biggest out-of-Vancouver expansion in years, with the purchase of a $70-million lot at a key intersection in Surrey, to be developed into a campus.

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