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| May 3, 2016

University of Ottawa becomes first Canadian university to divest from fossil fuels

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On Monday, the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) became the first Canadian university to commit to fossil fuel divestment.

The decision was made by the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors and included a mandate to develop a strategy for shifting investments in fossil fuels towards investments in alternative energy and clean technologies.

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Youth-led environmental movement seeks climate justice in Canada

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This weekend in Edmonton, A.B., over 500 people from diverse backgrounds will come together to build a movement for climate and environmental justice. The youth-led gathering is called PowerShift Alberta and highlights the importance of engaging young people in discussions and plans for combatting climate change.

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Divest McGill occupies administration office over decision to keep fossil fuel investments

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This morning, Tuesday March 29, the group Divest McGill has occupied McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier's office reception area. The action is in response the decision last week of McGill's Board of Governors to stay invested in fossil fuel companies.

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McGill rejects fossil fuel divestment for second time

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McGill University announced on Wednesday that while fossil fuel investments represent social injury, the injury is not grave enough for McGill to consider divestment -- selling off its investments in fossil fuel corporations -- at any level.

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