McGill University took a green step forward this year with the creation of the first university-led Greenpeace chapter in Canada, a stepping stone for the environmental organization that could lead to other Canadian universities following suit.
Beth Hunter, a co-ordinator for Greenpeace Montreal, calls the recent creation of the university club “a nice symbiosis.”
With the economy in a downward spiral, the last thing students need to worry about is paying their tuition. Trent University is trying to make this a little easier by offering full first-year scholarships to bright new students.
In November, University of Alberta engineering student Ian Bushfield successfully lobbied to get the chancellor’s convocation speech reworded to have less religious connotation. Now, a month away from receiving his engineering degree, he is refusing to sign the obligation for engineers because it contains the word God.
“I can’t find it in good faith,” Bushfield said. “I am disagreeing with part of it, and it takes away from the rest.”
Creative videos by Canadian students Linda Hoang (left) and Mitch Moffit (right) got them onto the shortlist for the ‘Best Job in the World.’ ( Photo Provided )