Ontario Liberals’ gender violence strategy gets $242 million boost
Funds will go to sexual assault services and to transforming justice system for victims seeking help.
Across Canada, legal pot will force universities to change residence rules
On paper, at least, university residence rules have tended to regulate tobacco and alcohol, and prohibit other drugs.
Art + Design and Red Deer colleges to become universities
Premier Rachel Notley was in Red Deer for the announcement, and said the change has the potential to attract more students to the central region.
London Free Press
King’s University College principal David Sylvester exiting for University of Toronto
King’s University David Sylvester will not seek renewal for a third term as the school’s principal, the school announced Thursday morning. He’s bound for a similar job at the University of Toronto.
Globe and Mail
20 questions with UBC President Santa Ono
Dr. Ono says he admires Yo-Yo Ma for his remarkable artistry and the generosity he shows to all around him.
Canadian Federation of Students wary of Liberal threat over campus sex assault
The largest organization for post-secondary students in Canada is not quite ready to get behind a Liberal threat to consider withdrawing federal funding from universities and colleges that are not serious enough about dealing with on-campus sexual assault.
‘Anti-white(ness)’ Canadian university event mired in controversy
A controversial, highly-racialized event promoted by Trent University’s Central Student Association (TCSA) is causing a stir in Peterborough.
Why governments have overestimated the economic returns of higher education
Earning a degree is about signalling, and not just learning.
Cape Breton Post
Poll points to desire for more funding and supports for universities
The public continues to have serious concerns about the affordability and accessibility of post-secondary education, according to a recent poll commissioned by a group representing students, teachers and government workers.
University of Windsor’s search for new president extended
The search for a new president/vice-chancellor for the University of Windsor will be pushed into the next academic year after the preferred candidate turned down the position for reasons unrelated to the school.
Opinion: Court delivers a blow to free speech
Danielle Smith writes about the recent cases at Ryerson University, involving three student groups fighting the students’ union for the right to have club status.