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Headlines for Oct. 27, 2021

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 27 2021

CBC News
Infrastructure shortfall at Nova Scotia universities tops $1B

Challenge facing universities ‘extraordinarily acute,’ says association executive

Sault Star
Opinion: Laurentian must keep its French-language programs

‘Our status as a bilingual university in a tricultural setting is a major strength and key attraction for students.’

Burnaby Beacon
SFU students plan hunger strike to demand fossil fuel divestment

A group of students are planning to hold a hunger strike on Nov 1 to pressure the university to commit to full divestment by 2025.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: Funding green research is the most effective way to tackle climate change

Twenty-four years have passed since the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol, the first major global agreement promising to cut carbon emissions.

Toronto Star
Universities given mere days to expand nursing programs

Manitoba postsecondary institutes were given fewer than five days, a weekend included, in the spring to draw up “significant modification applications” to scale-up nursing programs as soon as possible, emails show.

Globe and Mail
Business schools have committed to becoming more inclusive. But has anything actually changed?

Sakariya Ahmed waited for someone—his classmates or the professor—to call out a racial “joke” during an undergraduate presentation at Ivey Business School in late 2018. The students had plotted house-price changes on a chart with coloured dots, using black to signify wealthy neighbourhoods.

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