University Briefs

Harris Institute for Arts criticizes political correctness in academics

[TORONTO] — This Spring, students and staff of the Harris Institute in Toronto will not only face probation if they “shout down an opposing view,” but they could be removed from the school completely. The Institute’s founder John Harris stated in an interview with Metro News: “You shouldn’t have limits on what can be discussed.”

With files from UPI


UBC students film “Hotline Bling” parodies to convince Drake to perform

[VANCOUVER] —  The University of British Columbia has begun a campaign to persuade Drake to perform at their school by filming clips of them dancing to his hit song “Hotline Bling.” And that could only mean one thing: Drake’s Twitter account was tweeted at with 720 videos of students in a 12 hour period. That’s one video per minute. Your move, Drizzy.

With files from Buzzfeed


Grey Cup festival hosted at University of Winnipeg

[WINNIPEG]  — From November 26–28, the University of Winnipeg’s campus will host the Grey Cup Festival, a series of public and free events, to commemorate the 103rd CFL Grey Cup. Festivities will include CFL cheerleaders, a visit from Santa, musical performances, and a fireworks finale.
With files from MyToba & NewsCentre