McMaster, Queen’s, USherbrooke engage in talks with encampment organizers

Several more institutions have shared updates on their engagements with protest encampment organizers. Last Thursday, McMaster University stated that it would arrange a meeting with its chief financial officer about the institution’s investment strategy, provided that the pro-Palestinian encampment on campus end. According to CBC, the student groups leading the McMaster encampment rejected this offer on the grounds that it was not a firm commitment. Queen’s University held talks with encampment organizers last Wednesday about the protesters’ calls for divestment, though the outcomes of the talks had not been disclosed as of Friday. The Université de Sherbrooke revealed that it has open lines of communication with the pro-Palestinian encampment on its campus and that the protesters will be tolerated if they respect the rules of the institution.

CBC News (McMaster) | CHCH (McMaster) | Global News (Queen’s) | Radio-Canada (USherbrooke)