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Headlines for Oct. 15, 2019

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 15 2019

Prince George Daily News
UNBC co-hosts reconciliation forum

Higher education and Indigenous leaders took action towards reconciliation and creating meaningful institutional change at the fifth annual Building Reconciliation Forum held October 8 to 10 at Algoma University – the only university in Canada located on the site of a former residential school.

Sault Star
‘Valuable’ learning at forum

The fifth annual Building Reconciliation Forum co-hosted by Algoma University offered a “unique opportunity” to more than 250 participants, the president of Universities Canada says.

Toronto Star
Vote on Campus expansion leads to 60% increase in ballots cast at post-secondary schools

After expanding the advance voting program for students across the country, Elections Canada’s Vote on Campus initiative saw a nearly 60 per cent increase in ballots cast compared to 2015.

Global News
Federal Election: Scheer proposes restricting grant funding for Universities not protecting free speech

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer revealed the platform for his party which included restricting grant funding to Universities that don’t pass the rules where “legitimate debate can’t be held.”

Globe and Mail
Fraternities and their outdated ideas of manhood have to end

Misogyny was on full display in London, Ont., last month during a 25,000-person street party in which several houses displayed bed-sheet signs promoting rape culture.

CTV News
University of New Brunswick considers name change after law students raise concerns about faculty namesake

The University of New Brunswick is considering stripping George Duncan Ludlow’s name from its law faculty building after students raised concerns over the Loyalist judge’s connection to slavery and Indigenous abuse.

Global News
Canadian university students facing homelessness, need for food banks

An alarming study finds far too many Canadian university students are facing homelessness or going without food.

CBC
Court hearing Ontario students’ fight over opt-out of supplementary fees

The Ontario government’s order that made certain student fees optional was a politically motivated attack on student unions and services that threatens university independence, Divisional Court heard on Friday.

Halifax Today
Increased demand for student mental health care straining university resources, reports say

Mental disorders are treatable, but a key stumbling block towards positive campus responses in health care has been a lack of systematically collected data.

The London Free Press
MOSTYN: A new way to fight campus anti-Semitism this year

Barely a month into the new academic year, students on university campuses all across Canada are already dealing with concerns of anti-Semitism.

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