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The Varsity, exclusive report: Postsecondary TTC fares may be reduced in response to Ford government’s policies

Students may soon be seeing lower TTC fares as Toronto City Council passed a motion at the start of this month for the TTC’s governance board to explore options for further discounted fares for postsecondary students. The Toronto City Council consideration stemmed from the Ontario government’s decisions to implement the Student Choice Initiative (SCI), which …

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The Varsity, exclusive report: Ontario government’s Student Choice Initiative apparently suggested by free speech club

The Ontario government’s Student Choice Initiative (SCI), which gives students the option to opt out of certain incidental fees, was apparently suggested to the government by a campus free speech club, the concept having circulated for years within campus conservative communities. In interviews with The Varsity, the University of Ottawa Students for Free Speech (uOSFS) Vice-President …

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The Varsity, news coverage: Supreme Court ruling preserves individual privacy rights in public spaces

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on February 14 that individuals are entitled to a reasonable expectation of privacy in public spaces. This decision comes from the case of Ryan Jarvis, a former Ontario high school teacher, whom the Supreme Court found guilty of voyeurism after he secretly videotaped students. The …

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The Varsity, exclusive report: Doubts raised in emergency UTSU meeting over shortened nomination period for elections

Directors raised questions about the accessibility of elections at an emergency University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) meeting held on February 15 to announce the dates of its elections. In particular, directors were concerned about the shortened nomination period this year, which will run from March 11–15. This is about half as long as last …

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The Varsity, news coverage: U of T undergraduate co-wins prestigious research award at AIES Conference

Amazon’s facial recognition technology may be misidentifying dark-skinned women, according to U of T Engineering Science undergraduate Inioluwa Deborah Raji and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab research assistant Joy Buolamwini. This finding helped Raji and Buolamwini win “best student paper” at the Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society (AIES) Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Held in …

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The Varsity, breaking news: Researchers at U of T’s Citizen Lab targeted by undercover agents about spyware studies

Undercover agents have been questioning U of T Citizen Lab researchers in recent months about their study of an Israeli spyware that was used on murdered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s friends, reported The Associated Press. Agents have approached researchers twice in the past two months claiming to be “socially conscious investors” interested in partnerships. During …

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The Varsity, exclusive report: Conservative MPP justifies charging interest during six-month grace period for recent graduates

At a conference for Progressive Conservative (PC) students held at UTM on January 19, MPP Rudy Cuzzetto justified his party’s recent changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP), which were announced on January 17 as part of sweeping changes to postsecondary education. The Ontario Progressive Conservative Campus Association (OPCCA) South Regional Policy Conference was …

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