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Christy Clark gave $150,000 to a Haida Gwaii chief in business with her brother then forgot all about it | May 30 2016 | Sarah Miller | The B.C. premier made a donation of $150,000 to a federally funded First Nations school with no request or paper trail, that ends up benefiting her brother in a business deal worth millions.
Britain's timid university lecturer protest will change nothing in a rigged system | May 30 2016 | Raluca Bejan | In a time where U.K. universities just registered up to £1 billion in budgetary surplus, the one per cent increase rejected by UCU does not even seem much of an increase.
Trudeau fails to deliver on election promise to support Indigenous post-secondary students | May 26 2016 | Bilan Arte | Trudeau promised to invest $50 million per year in a federal fund that supports Indigenous post-secondary students. Instead, the Liberals invested no new funding.
'The Slow Professor' serves up good advice, but misses the mark on institutional change | May 26 2016 | Christina Turner | The ongoing corporatization of Canadian universities has become the subject of a burgeoning field of anti-Corporate U lit. This book applies the principles of the Slow Food movement to education.
How to save a language: B.C. university offers Haida field course | May 26 2016 | Chris Cheung | Simon Fraser University offers field course in linguistics to preserve the Haida language.
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Dear Hillary and Bernie: Can Canada hitch a ride on your child care coat-tails? | May 19 2016 | Martha Friendly | Child care is quite the election issue in the U.S., taking up much more space in this election campaign. Canadian women and families should take note.
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Pain by Numbers: The distributional impacts of federal funding for post-secondary education | May 11 2016 | Erika Shaker | The recently released PBO report, Federal Spending on Postsecondary Education, is a treasure trove of information about education funding, tuition fees, savings schemes and tax credits.
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Manitoba's new Conservative government could mean bad news for students | May 10 2016 | Zach Fleisher | As the dust settles on Manitoba's April 19 election, there are signs Premier Brian Pallister's new cabinet will take a different direction than the previous NDP government.
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McGill's handling of sexual assault a bureaucratic nightmare | May 6 2016 | Paniz Khosroshahy | A brave McGill student has recounted the countless ways she was re-victimized by a heartless university bureaucracy and the nuts and bolts of rape culture.
Voices of Experience: Diversity and leadership | May 4 2016 | Victoria Fenner | Voices of Experience is a panel put together by Ryerson University's Equity, Diversity and Accessibility Office, Career Centre and Student Life organization.
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When school boards take a stand against devastating funding cuts, parents must follow suit | May 4 2016 | Sarah Miller | Some B.C. school boards are finally deciding to take a stand against devastating funding cuts doled out yearly that are destroying our public education system.
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St. Albert Catholic school board has spent more than $367,000 to defend firing of transgender teacher | May 3 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Whatever the Roman Catholic Church's doctrine is on whether people ought to transition from one gender to another, this hardly seems like a good use of tax dollars!

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