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Headlines for Sept. 26, 2019

By LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 26 2019

Global News
Minister says action coming on MacKinnon report on Alberta’s post-secondary system
Alberta’s advanced education minister says he hopes to soon announce action on a report that characterizes the province’s post-secondary network as rudderless and rife with duplication.

Toronto Star
In wake of campus suicides, U of T students push for easier access to mental-health help
Arjun Kaul was in his second year at the University of Toronto when he started feeling severe anxiety.

Global News
Green Party’s free tuition plan would cost $16.4B, but PBO estimate comes with ‘high uncertainty’
The Green Party is promising to eliminate the widely popular registered education savings plans (RESPs) and replace it with a plan for free post-secondary tuition at a cost of $16.4 billion in its first full year, according to the national budget watchdog.

The Tyee
How Emily Carr Students Are Creating a Climate of Change
As climate school strikes continue to roll around the globe, it is Canada’s turn on Friday, Sept. 27. In Vancouver, the global climate strike march kicks off that day at 1 p.m. at city hall.

Toronto Star
2,500 students, faculty petition U of T to cancel classes for Friday’s climate strike
Thousands of University of Toronto community members have petitioned the school administration to close down activities at all campuses this Friday to facilitate participation in a global climate protest.

CTV News
Polytechnique Montreal has been honoured for its efforts to reach gender parity
Polytechnique Montreal has become the first university in Canada to receive parity certification from Women in Governance, a non-profit organization that supports women’s leadership.

National Post
Barbara Kay: Concordia’s Liberal Arts College finds it’s not immune to cancel culture
The college cancelled a keynote address by Harvard prof Harvey Mansfield after some faculty and alumni complained about his views on feminism.

Global News
University of Calgary food bank in ‘dire need’ of donations due to dramatic rise in demand
Nearly empty shelves at the University of Calgary’s campus food bank have organizers pleading with the campus community, and those outside the school itself, to make donations.

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