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Plus six schools that are majority male
The Maclean’s Canadian Universities Guidebook keeps track of the male-to-female ratio on each campus. Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax been admitting men since 1974, but is still mostly female. The Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont. is the only one that’s strongly male. Of those aged 25 to 34 with university degrees, 59 per cent are women, so they’re (unsurprisingly) a majority on most campuses.
These 11 schools are more than two-thirds female (with the percentage female):
1. Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax 75%
2. NSCAD University, Halifax 74%
3. Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau, Que. 71%
4. Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary 70%
4. Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Que. 70%
4. Université Sainte-Anne, Church Point, N.S. 70%
7. Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver 69%
7. OCAD University, Toronto 69%
9. Brandon University, Brandon, Man. 68%
9. Nipissing University, North Bay, Ont. 68%
9. St. Thomas University, Fredericton, N.B. 68%
And here are 6 with more men than women (with the percentage male):
1. Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ont. 82%
2. University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ont. 59%
3. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont. 57%
4. Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 52%
4. Carleton University, Ottawa 52%
4. Saint Mary’s University, Halifax 52%
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160 arrested in Gatineau
In Quebec, where many students have boycotted classes for months, attempts by universities to hold classes and exams are being severely tested.
More than 160 protesters were arrested on Wednesday at the Université du Québec en Outaouais’s Gatineau campus, after an injunction ordered protesters off campus for two weeks starting Monday. The adults among them were charged hundreds of dollars each for blocking the highway to campus, reports the Montreal Gazette.
Also on Wednesday, the province’s biggest school, the Université de Montréal, called off classes in departments whose student associations have held successful strike votes, despite having earlier encouraged willing students to return to classes this week. The capitulation followed incidents where protesters blocked students from entering and leaving buildings and set off fire alarms during exams, reports the Gazette.
Quebec minister says she’s willing to discuss governance
The court order prevents demonstrations within 25 metres of the two campuses until April 23. The university had argued that it must cancel classes because it could not guarantee the safety of those who attend while their peers remain on strike.
Quebec students have boycotted classes over the past two months to protest a fee increase of $1,625 over five years, after which the province will still have some of the lowest tuition in Canada.