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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 24 2021

Global News ‘Major crisis in the system’: Manitoba’s performance-based education plan gets failing grade Manitoba’s post-secondary institutions — and the students they serve — will be put into a precarious position by shifting to a performance-based funding model for higher education, according to researchers and others in academia. The Telegram Saint Mary’s investing $9.3 million […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 23 2021

CTV News University students release investigation into First Nations water issues Students at the University of Regina School of Journalism and First Nations University of Canada have released an investigation into First Nations water issues across Canada. CTV News Mysterious cyber-attack on Lakehead University’s network under investigation Lakehead University security experts in Orillia are trying […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 22 2021

The Globe and Mail University students lash out at tuition hikes, poor quality of remote learning A winter of discontent is brewing among postsecondary students as patience with online classes wanes and the prospect of rising tuition fees raises questions about value for money. Ottawa Citizen Full-time students suffering steep mental health decline during pandemic, […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 19 2021

Global News New Canadian forced to defer university education twice after lengthy government delays A new Canadian was forced to alter his future plans in Nova Scotia after waiting nearly a year for his permanent resident application to be processed and approved. My Prince George Now BC Government partners with UNBC, Interior Universities for COVID-19 […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 18 2021

CTV News Trudeau insists Laval University-developed COVID-19 vaccine received federal funding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted on Wednesday that a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed at Laval University has not been ignored by the federal government. The Globe and Mail How the pandemic has helped Canada mobilize expertise The arrival of COVID-19 in Canada last winter […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 17 2021

Global News SFU warns of cyberattack impacting as many as 200,000 people Simon Fraser University says a cyberattack on one of its servers has exposed the personally identifiable information of thousands of current and former students, faculty, staff and student applicants. CTV News Lakehead University victim of cyber attack Lakehead University is investigating a cyber […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 16 2021

Reuters Dependent on foreign students, Canada universities risk revenues as vaccines lag Canadian universities are facing a financial crunch amid the COVID-19 crisis, as a drop in foreign enrollment and shuttered campuses dent the bottom line and the country’s slow vaccine rollout weighs on the next school year. The Globe and Mail Ottawa partners with […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 12 2021

The Globe and Mail Money intended for research at Laurentian University went to keep the lights on instead, researchers say Laurentian University spent millions of dollars in research grants to keep the lights on because it had one main bank account where funds intended for academic work were mixed with money for operating costs. Timmins […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 11 2021

The PIE News Canada: students demand answers on Québec visa processing International students seeking to study in Québec, Canada are facing extreme stress as a result of delays in study visa issuance and extra checks being made relating to certain institutions in this Canadian province, after processing was suspended at the end of 2020. CTV […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 10 2021

CBC Recent graduates struggle to find work during pandemic Patty Facy graduated from the University of Toronto in the summer of 2020, but like many others, has been struggling to find work due to the pandemic. The Globe and Mail UBC pilot project offering rapid tests to screen students in residence for COVID-19 Snacks, prizes […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 09 2021

The Globe and Mail Financial health of Ontario universities under scrutiny The financial health of Ontario universities, particularly smaller schools outside the big cities, is under greater scrutiny as the provincial government threatens to impose financial oversight measures in the wake of Laurentian’s insolvency. The Toronto Star Laurentian debacle shows Doug Ford has learned nothing […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | FEB 08 2021

The Globe and Mail Canada’s visa application centre in Beijing run by Chinese police Chinese police own a company that collects details of people applying for visas to Canada and numerous other countries, giving Beijing security services a direct stake in the processing of private information provided by people planning travel outside China. CBC Return […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 05 2021

The Toronto Star Laurentian University’s plight could be a grim warning of more financial distress to come at public institutions, insider fears Laurentian University’s dire financial straits are raising concerns that other publicly funded institutions may also be unable to survive the pandemic intact. The Timmins Press Sudbury column: Governments failing Laurentian and its students […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 04 2021

CTV News ‘Easily’ a decade before Canada’s youth recover economically from pandemic, experts say The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly hard on Canadian youth and questions have arisen about how long it will take for them to recover economically, and what that will look like post-pandemic. The Globe and Mail Laurentian University’s move to restructure […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 03 2021

CTV News UVic announces full divestment of capital fund from fossil fuels The University of Victoria has fully divested its quarter-billion-dollar working capital fund away from fossil fuel investments. Ottawa Citizen Summer term will be held ‘mostly online,’ Carleton University says It was recommended that Carleton plan for a predominantly online summer term with some […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 02 2021

The Globe and Mail Facing insolvency, Laurentian University files for creditor protection Laurentian University says it is facing insolvency and has filed for protection from creditors, bringing to a head a deteriorating financial situation exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Timmins Daily Press Despite Laurentian’s problems, president remains optimistic The president of Laurentian University remains optimistic, […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 01 2021

The Toronto Star Ontario’s new French-language university scrambling to attract students after only 47 apply Ontario’s new French-language university has received only a handful of applications from high school students – including just two who picked the post-secondary institution as their first choice. Calgary Herald ‘Worst possible time’: Post-secondary associations protest province’s funding shortfalls As […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 29 2021

CTV News University students without histories of mental health issues are feeling pandemic distress: study It’s no secret that students have had a very tough time during this COVID-19 pandemic. CTV News Wilfrid Laurier University begins planning for return-to-campus in the fall After a year that forced it to pivot primarily online due to the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 28 2021

The Toronto Star Ontario bars universities and colleges from asking campus sex-assault complainants about sexual history Colleges and universities will be banned from asking campus sexual assault complainants about their sexual history or discipline them for using alcohol or drugs during any alleged incident under new rules student groups and survivors have been pushing for. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 27 2021

CTV News New work permit program for international graduates in Canada taking applications A new work permit program for international students in Canada is taking applications starting Wednesday. The Toronto Star University of Guelph considers curfew after gatherings lead to COVID-19 outbreak The University of Guelph has boosted security and is considering a curfew to […]