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Headlines for Sept. 1, 2015


National Post
From Ryerson to Queen’s Park: University president Sheldon Levy to become deputy minister

Sheldon Levy says he will be joining the provincial government as deputy minister of training, colleges and universities as of Dec 1.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: UBC is right to remain silent

The relative silence is not a lack of transparency; it’s a matter of discretion, writes University of Alberta past president Indira Samarasekera.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: Look to UBC’s bloated administration for a clue on the Gupta controversy

When Arvind Gupta started to talk openly about taking resources from administrators, alarms sounded.

Ottawa Citizen
Ontario Ombudsman opens the file on school board complaints

School boards come under the Ombudsman’s jurisdiction on Sept. 1. On Jan. 1, it will be expanded to include colleges and universities.

Winnipeg Free Press
Back to school, back to hunger: Foods bank use at postsecondary institutions going up

The number of postsecondary students using food banks in Winnipeg is rising every year.

Opinion: Will Canada be the country that dumbed itself to death?

Conservative government policies have knocked back Canadian science at the time when we need it most.

National Post
Opinion: Trinity Western’s teaching grads are certified. Why shouldn’t its law students be?

If crusaders against TWU’s law program believed their own rhetoric against accreditation they would at least bother to be consistent.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: Reconciliation begins by closing the graduation gap

Postsecondary education matters for addressing income inequality and fulfilling economic potential for aboriginal Canadians.

Alberta launches ‘I Believe You’ campaign to support sex assault survivors

The province launched an awareness campaign aimed at educating the public on how to better respond to survivors of sexual assault.

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