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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 22 2021

The Globe and Mail Explore the power gap in Canadian universities The impact that universities have in this country is infinite. These institutions don’t just educate the next generation of leaders and innovators, they shape the way that Canadians understand themselves and their country. The PIE News Canada: majority of Ontario DLIs now approved The […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 21 2021

The Toronto Star International students can start their co-op work earlier as they await their permit International students who are on a co-op work term don’t have to wait for their permit to begin their job placements, according to a new policy released earlier this week by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The Province […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 20 2021

The Toronto Star Post-secondary schools offer support, but is it reaching students? Aníbal Martens arrived in Canada months before the pandemic hit and immediately asked staff at Seneca College about opportunities to engage with others in his new school’s 2SLGBTQ+ community. CTV News Western chancellor off Ontario COVID-19 vaccine task force following international travel Western […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 19 2021

CTV News Air Canada and UWindsor partnership to help international students get cheaper flights Air Canada and the University of Windsor have reached an agreement to help international students find affordable flights. Global News UBC students left scrambling for tuition after $8,300 administrative error Students enrolled in a master’s program at the University of British […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 18 2021

CTV News UBC director who travelled over the holidays resigns, citing ‘divisions in our community’ A director at the University of British Columbia who faced backlash after travelling over the winter break has resigned from his leadership role. CTV News COVID-19 worsening Canadian students’ diets, inactivity, alcohol consumption: study A new Canadian study has found […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 15 2021

CTV News International students frustrated by federal work limits during pandemic Pooria Behrouzy was honoured to be offered a full-time job as a COVID-19 vaccine support worker at Trillium Health Partners last month. Peterborough Examiner Trent University plans full return to in-person classes for 2021-22 Trent University is planning to return to in-person classes for […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JAN 14 2021

Toronto Star Should Ontario university students return to residence? Some university and college students across the province have returned to school, but experts say campuses and residences should be closed amid the new lockdown measures. Windsor Star U of Windsor law faculty outlines anti-Black racism efforts The law faculty at the University of Windsor has […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 13 2021

CTV News N.S. universities to receive $25 million in COVID-19 financial relief from province Nova Scotia is spending $25 million to help the province’s universities manage the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. CTV News Laurentian University one of three Ontario schools to receive COVID rapid testing grant Sudbury’s Laurentian University has begun on-campus rapid […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 12 2021

The Globe and Mail Canadian universities, colleges urge extra precautions as students prepare to return Postsecondary institutions across Canada are asking their students to take extra precautions to ensure they don’t bring the coronavirus to campus with them when they flood back following the winter break. Times Higher Education Overseas students face financial struggles in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 11 2021

Global News Morale at an ‘all-time low’: Post-secondary students grapple with COVID-19 fatigue Last year during exam season, Sarah Vereschagin and her friends would book study rooms on campus, do coffee runs and use whiteboards to study. University World News Universities start year with massive maintenance backlog Canadian universities began 2021 with a staggering backlog […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 08 2021

The Globe and Mail A day of horror in Iran, a year of grief in academia: Canadians reflect on the brilliant minds lost in 2020 plane crash The people who perished on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 were loved by their families, friends, co-workers – and the university communities that often served as all three. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 07 2021

Global News University of Alberta reeling and rebuilding one year after Iran plane crash David Turpin was awoken by a text message from his chief of staff. It was the early morning of Jan. 8, 2020 and Turpin was president of the University of Alberta at the time. The Globe and Mail What Canada’s response […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 06 2021

Global News N.S. international students voice frustrations with policy to quarantine in hotel International students arriving in Nova Scotia are facing hefty, unexpected costs as several universities are forcing them to quarantine in a hotel without covering the cost. CBC 2 N.S. universities each report a COVID-19 case Two Nova Scotia universities are each reporting […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 05 2021

Global News Quebec creates new program to entice nursing students to work in the field during pandemic The Quebec government announced the creation of a scholarship program to encourage nursing students to join in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Toronto Star Amid an uproar over cancelled tests, some say the body that […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 04 2021

The Toronto Star COVID-19 has forced big changes on med schools. Will some newly graduated doctors miss out on key experience? “See one, do one, teach one” is a common mantra in medical education, meaning that young doctors learn to care for patients through experience with gradually more challenging responsibilities. The Globe and Mail Universities […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 24 2020

CTV News Queen’s students urged to delay returning to Kingston following winter break Students at Queen’s University are being urged not to return to campus while the 28-day provincial lockdown is in place. Global News ‘Sense of community is a strength’: SMU researchers look into impact of COVID-19 on N.S. communities A research team at […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 23 2020

CBC Three new COVID-19 cases reported on University of Windsor campus The University of Windsor has today confirmed three additional cases of COVID-19 on campus. Global News Quebec researchers to study delayed grieving process caused by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions Researchers from the Université de Montréal are looking into the impact of dealing with loss during […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 22 2020

Global News Delivery of in-person classes depends on coronavirus vaccine rollout, USask president says While nothing is set in stone right now, University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) president said the way fall 2021 courses are delivered will depend on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the province. New Westminster Record B.C. post-secondary students offered 24/7 helpline for […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 21 2020

CBC University of Ottawa student told to repay $12K from CERB says he was given bad info A University of Ottawa student who owes the federal government $12,000 is blaming the big bill on bad information he received when applying for Canada’s emergency pandemic benefits. Halifax Today Labour situation at Dalhousie remains ‘uncertain’, says faculty […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | DEC 18 2020

The Globe and Mail ‘I miss you so much’: Students bracing for holidays without their families This year, Karen Farag decorated her Christmas tree earlier than usual. It makes the house she shares with her two brothers in Sherbrooke feel a bit more like home. CBC Universities ramp up student support over ‘particularly lonely’ holiday […]