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Headlines for Sept. 30, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 30 2021

Montreal Gazette
Opinion: Universities are called to action on Indigenous issues

Like many other universities in Canada, McGill has begun working toward reconciliation. But much more work for us remains.

The Globe and Mail
Iran’s downing of Flight PS752 – and the justice that has yet to be served – must not be forgotten

According to the prevailing wisdom, foreign policy does not generally feature prominently during Canadian elections.

Guelph Mercury
Indigenous research facility at U of Guelph ‘expected to be one of the first of its kind in Canada’

Nokom’s House will be ‘land-based learning space’ for research, engagement, ceremony.

Montreal Gazette
Opinion: Here’s a better way for McGill to honour Dr. Anthony Fauci

The university is bestowing him its greatest distinction with an honorary degree. So why won’t it follow his advice on vaccine mandates?

Global News
University of Regina receives generous donation

On Wednesday, the University of Regina received a $2.08-million donation from alumnus Nevan Krogan and his partners.

The Toronto Star
Without core programs like math and philosophy, will Laurentian U have to rethink its plans for the future?

Laurentian has cut what are considered core university programs — such as philosophy and physics — and will likely have to reintroduce some of them to attract students and offer a well-rounded education, say leading post-secondary experts.

Kamloops This Week
TRU turns to hotel rooms to house students in need of housing

The university’s previous solution to build work camp-style housing, which was to be erected in a campus parking lot, was rejected by the City of Kamloops due to non-compliance with the BC Building Code.

CBC
Union for U of Manitoba profs, instructors, librarians calls for strike vote

The union representing professors, instructors and librarians at the University of Manitoba is calling for a strike vote, saying negotiations with the university administration have “stalled.”

Niagara Falls Review
Complicated welcome for Brock University interim president Lynn Wells

The job of a university president is challenging enough in a normal year. Balancing teaching, research, community engagement and the student experience can be all encompassing.

Ottawa Citizen
Police promise stepped-up presence for Panda Game on Saturday

The Ottawa Police Service says police, city staff and bylaw officers will be in the Glebe, Old Ottawa South and Sandy Hill as well as at TD Place and Lansdowne Park.

CTV News
310 charges laid during Waterloo regional police’s Project Safe Semester

Waterloo regional police laid 310 charges during a month-long blitz cracking down on unsafe behaviour among university and college students.

CTV News
Widespread labour shortage not going away any time soon: BDC report

Nikita George was a fine arts grad looking for a job in the music industry when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

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