Medical schools consider curricula changes with assisted dying law

Now that medical assisted dying is legal in Canada, Geneviève Moineau, president and CEO of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, said information about assisted dying will need to be incorporated into the curricula across Canada’s 17 medical schools. “It is important that every medical student understand the legislation, understand what is expected of them by law, what their rights are,” Moineau said. “It is important that the curriculum for all of our medical schools in Canada be up-to-date and include information on new laws as they come about.” Bill C-14, also known as the Medical Assistance in Dying bill (MAD), was assented  by the Senate on June 17. The legislation carves out an exception in the Criminal […]

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U of T to operate campus dining services after cutting out Aramark

The University of Toronto (U of T) announced earlier this year it will not renew its contract with food service provider Aramark on its St. George campus. In a statement from U of T News, Anne Macdonald, U of T’s director of ancillary services, said the school will instead use kitchens directly operated by U of T using its own staff starting July 31. “All of the outlets on campus will remain in operation after the switch and the campus catering previously provided by Aramark will transition to operation by the university. [The change is] going to allow us to ensure that healthy, nutritious food is available in all our food outlets and will give us more opportunity to develop meal […]

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Five dead after ‘worst mass murder in Calgary’s history’

A 23-year old-man is in custody after what police are calling “the worst mass murder in Calgary’s history.” Five people — four men and one woman — were fatally stabbed at about 1:20 a.m. April 15. The incident occurred at a northwest Calgary house party celebrating the end of the school year, according to police. The suspect, Matthew de Grood, is a student at the University of Calgary and the son of a 30-year veteran police officer, according to Calgary Police chief Rick Hanson. Hanson said at a press conference that the attacker was unprovoked. “The suspect arrived at the party, obtained a large knife, and targeted the victims one by one, stabbing them several times,” Hanson said. “We understand the […]

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Windsor students vote down uncontested candidates

All uncontested candidates running in the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance’s (UWSA) general election were voted down March 13-14. The results came after a group of  students concerned with the “state of democracy on campus” started a campaign called “Vote None of the Above.” Mike Maher, a spokesperson for the campaign, said the group was concerned with the number of uncontested positions. “For the six UWSA executive positions, all candidates were uncontested. They each make $20,000 a year from the student union,” Maher said. “Also, their website was broken, their platform was a series of bullet points—it was all just extremely unimpressive and you could tell that they just didn’t care.” Maher said there were 51 student alliance positions to […]

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Student leaders resign after sexually violent comments about president

Four elected University of Ottawa student representatives resigned after participating in a sexually violent Facebook conversation about the president of the student federation, which was later leaked online. Alex Larochelle, Pat Marquis, Alexandre Giroux, and Michel Fournier-Simard resigned from their elected positions after screenshots of the conversation were posted on bellejar.ca, a blog run by Toronto-based writer Anne Thériault. In the conversation, which took place mostly in French, they discussed Anne-Marie Roy, the president of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO). The men discussed partaking in sexual acts against Roy, including a suggestion to “punish her with their shaft,” and a promise of a beer for doing so. Roy said she received a copy of the conversation […]

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