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Headlines for March 13, 2017

BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 13 2017

CBC
University of Alberta student makes impassioned speech about Islamophobia in House of Commons

Srosh Hassan received a standing ovation in the House of Commons earlier this week following her impassioned speech denouncing Islamophobia in Canada.

Globe and Mail
Concordia University caught on the wrong side of copyright

By Tuesday afternoon, two links to the books copied, some of which date back to 2015, and the Facebook post had disappeared.

CBC
On the hook for $170K: RBC sues student after mental illness forces him out of med school

The student took out a student line of credit because he knew he wouldn’t be able to afford tuition and wouldn’t have time to work during the rigourous program.

Edmonton Journal
Catholic school boards, groups complain professor’s critique of LGBTQ policies is discrimination

Critical letters penned by Catholic educators to the U of A about a professor who chided two Catholic school boards are an attack on academic freedom, scholars say.

Montreal Gazette
Students’ Society of McGill University in turmoil as president resigns

The resignation follows that of an arts representative on the council on March 8, and the resignation of the vice-president (external affairs) on Feb. 22.

CBC
First Nations University project brings Cree children’s books to Saskatchewan

The First Nations University of Canada (FNUC) is working with Prince’s Charities Canada to help revitalize Indigenous languages in Saskatchewan.

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