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Headlines for Nov. 20, 2017

By ANQI SHEN | NOV 20 2017

Times Higher Education
Canada urged to boost outbound student mobility

A report from the Study Group on Global Education calls for a quarter of Canadian students to study abroad within 10 years.

Meet Mona Nemer, the new voice of science in Canada

The federal government’s new science adviser fills a job that was abandoned in 2008. The Liberals say she will be independent. But can a new point person and more money make up for years of cutting funds and muzzling researchers?

Concordia pilot program teaches entrepreneurship to First Nations youth

A three-day Concordia University pilot program is giving First Nations youth from across Quebec a chance to learn how to start their own businesses.

Globe and Mail
Business schools reach out to Indigenous students

Not only are Canada’s Indigenous populations growing, says Frances Chandler, director of the Ch’nook program, “but so many of them are entrepreneurs.”

Global News
Laurier university accused of censorship after TA reprimanded for playing gender pronoun debate clip

Lindsay Shepherd, a T.A. and a master’s student, was called into a meeting in which faculty and administration told her that playing the clip without condemnation legitimizes the viewpoint, which they don’t support.

Opinion: Jordan Peterson and the big mistake of university censors

Learning to think means learning to entertain opposing ideas, not imposing a safety culture on campus, Stephen Maher writes.

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