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Headlines for July 6, 2017

By ANQI SHEN | JUL 06 2017

Globe and Mail
Trudeau delivers sunny message to Scottish students worried for their futures

Mr. Trudeau made a surprise visit to the University of Edinburgh to pick up an honorary doctorate and offer some words of wisdom to the graduating class.

National Observer
Kirsty Duncan in hot seat over pressure to fix Harper-era science mistakes

Two reports have put the Science Minister in the hot seat as she attempts to revitalize Canadian science after the infamous ‘Death of Evidence’ marches under the Harper government.

‘Anxiety levels are rising’: U of Manitoba students lobby to avoid strike repeat

The student’s union said last year’s strike resulted in an overall diminished quality of education for the vast majority of the student body.

Kingston Whig-Standard
Queen’s medical school changes way of evaluating students

Queen’s University’s medical program will become the first in North America to make the change to competency-based medical education.

PIE News
Boom in students isn’t just “Trump effect”, say Canadian educators

The country’s low currency, welcoming immigration policies and streamlined visa processing for key markets are finally starting to pay off, according to educators.

Audio: Why some Ryerson students want the Toronto university to change its name

Ryerson University’s Indigenous Students’ Association and some members of the Ryerson Students’ Union are calling on the school to remove the statue and change its name.

Globe and Mail
Opinion: Egerton Ryerson doesn’t deserve an anti-Indigenous label

“As a Canadian historian of nearly half a century’s standing, I find the current controversy over Egerton Ryerson, the namesake of Ryerson University, totally baffling,” Don Smith writes.

National Post
Garth Drabinsky, Ryerson University in legal battle over his archives

Ryerson is threatening to toss the entire personal archives of the disgraced theatre impresario after the acrimonious collapse of a deal to donate them, a lawsuit claims.

Policy Options
Opinion: Academic freedom as a transnational right

An edited excerpt of remarks given by Concordia University professor Homa Hoodfar, at the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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