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Headlines for Sept. 9, 2015


Toronto Star
Queen’s Park spends $19.4M for new MaRS lab

Province kicks in to bring Johnson & Johnson biotech “incubator” facility to the troubled discovery district’s west tower.

CTV News
Fee freeze goes into effect for Alberta’s postsecondary students

The provincial government has followed through on an election promise to freeze tuition and fees for postsecondary students for two years.

Toronto Star
Ontario’s tuition fees highest in the country, says new report

Undergraduate tuition and compulsory fees have tripled since 1993, an increase well above inflation, which rose by only 48.71 percent.

Toronto Star
Opinion: U of T should divest from fossil fuels

On both moral and economic grounds, the University of Toronto’s investments in coal, oil and natural gas are untenable.

SFU strike: support staff set up pickets, activities disrupted

Teaching assistants put up picket for morning hours only.

Yahoo News
Why Trinity Western University remains defiant despite anti-LGBTQ claims

Earl Phillips, executive director of TWU’s proposed school of law, explains why the wording of the contentious covenant is so important to the university that it’s willing to risk its students’ rights to practice law.

MUN professor leads refugee-sponsorship effort

Memorial University professor Patricia Dold is spearheading an effort to sponsor a Syrian refugee family to come to Newfoundland.

Postsecondary students in Canada face increasing stress, psychiatrist says

Expert warns some students may not be able to cope.

New York Times Magazine
What Is the Point of College?

If Utility U. is concerned with value, Utopia U. is concerned with values, writes Kwame Anthony Appiah.

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