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Professors express concern about comments on blackface incidents in book by leader of a Canadian university

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Leader of a Canadian university upsets some students and professors with analysis of blackface incidents in higher education.

University faces uproar over recording showing how teaching assistant was questioned over video debate on pronouns

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University president apologizes after recording reveals how a graduate student was questioned over use of a video, which offended at least one student, of debate on nontraditional pronouns.

Canadian universities post large gains in international applications

A Trump effect? Many Canadian universities are reporting large gains in international applications at the same time some American universities are seeing declines.

At UBC, roiling from a president's resignation, board chair is accused of interfering in academic affairs

The board chair at the U of British Columbia objects to a professor's blog post on the president's sudden resignation -- fueling further concerns about that university's still unexplained leadership transition.

At Capilano U., administrators seize a sculpture caricaturing the president

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At Canada's Capilano University, the administration confiscates a professor's work caricaturing the president on the grounds that it constitutes "harassment."

Clashes over religiously motivated gender segregation at Canadian, British campuses

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If a student or group requests a gender-segregated setup for religious reasons, does the university have a responsibility to accommodate? 

An academic press sues a librarian, raising issues of academic freedom

A university librarian finds himself sued for questioning the quality of an academic press.

Canada university's partnership with think tank raises academic freedom questions

Depending on whom you ask, York University's $30 million partnership with a think tank is either a sensible agreement or an attack on academic freedom.

Scholars complain of visa problems ahead of international conference in Canada

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Many had assumed that moving the event outside the United States would eliminate the issue.

Ontario cuts tuition by 10 percent while reducing aid spending, raising concerns about effects on low-income students and university budgets

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Ontario cuts domestic student tuition by 10 percent while scaling back aid spending. Colleges won't be made whole, and students who got grants covering their full tuition will receive a portion of their aid in loans.

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