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McGill University board rejects fossil-fuel divestment initiative
March 28, 2016
McGill University has joined the growing list of Canadian PSE institutions that have rejected petitions calling for a full divestment of all institutional funds from fossil fuel companies.
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Top universities raise concerns about the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
March 28, 2016
The heads of some of Canada’s largest research universities have expressed concern over a series of reforms being undertaken at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, reports the Ottawa Citizen, and they are calling for a moratorium on all additional changes until an independent review is made.
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Carleton BoG votes to remove student unions, raise tuition fees
March 28, 2016
Carleton’s Board of Govenors voted on bylaw adjustments to remove student unions, and increase tuition.
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Liberals break $200 million promise to post-secondary First Nation students
March 28, 2016
Critics are expressing disappointment over the new federal budget’s failure to include the additional $50 M per year for Indigenous post-secondary funding that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged during his campaign.
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Laurentian University under fire for hiring of aboriginal professor
March 18, 2016
Laurentian University overrode the decision of a faculty committee when it hired an aboriginal candidate for a job as a geography professor, says a report from Canada's national fauclty association, which criticizes the school for multiple violations of academic freedom.
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UBC professor resigns from search committee for new president
March 17, 2016
A University of British Columbia professor who found herself in a debate over academic freedom after writing a blog post about the departure of former president Arvind Gupta has resigned from the committee tasked with finding his replacement.
‘Free’ tuition in Ontario doesn’t mean there are no costs to students: Kathleen Wynne  Thumbnail Image
‘Free’ tuition in Ontario doesn’t mean there are no costs to students: Kathleen Wynne
March 17, 2016
Ontario’s new free tuition plan will not completely free students of the costs associated with higher ed, said Premier Kathleen Wynne in a recent Q&A with student representatives.
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Why targeted funding for female scholars must continue
March 15, 2016
This commentary is part of the Globe's series, Work In Progress: The Global Struggle for Gender Parity. Many people question the need for special scholarships and bursaries specifically targeted at certain demographic groups, but the need for these scholarships goes beyond levelling the playing field for all students. The costs of discrimination are not just shouldered by those on the receiving end:
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Where students study the most in 2016
March 15, 2016
Where students study the most in 2016. Maclean's surveyed more than 10,000 students at 10 universities across Canada on the question: "In hours, about how much time do you spend in an average week on the following activities? Please be honest; this is confidential." The listed activities were: "In class, studying, commuting to/from campus, extracurricular activities(campus club, sports team, student government etc., working at a paid job and partying."
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Universities require transparent intellectual property guidelines
March 14, 2016
Intellectual property is important in our universities but it sometimes raises thorny issues. For example, there can be several individuals involved in the research that leads to an invention.
U of W students turn detectives for St. John's Anglican Church history  Thumbnail Image
U of W students turn detectives for St. John's Anglican Church history
March 11, 2016
For the first time at the University of Windsor, the history department offered a course called public history designed to help connect a community to its past.
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