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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 15 2021

The Toronto Star ‘Disappointing’: At universities and colleges across Canada, online classes and COVID protocols are making for a messy return to school Markus Lai has sat through orientation, attended his first classes, and is ready for the fall ahead in his new program at Seneca College. The Globe and Mail Western University students set […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 14 2021

The Globe and Mail COVID-19 vaccination debates cause rifts on university campuses A professor at Huron University College was placed on paid leave for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine. National Post Group of nine Alberta universities, colleges to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination Nine universities and colleges in Alberta say they are ramping up […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 13 2021

CTV News Not just student debt: Experts say the youngest voters’ key issues are being ignored With a little over one week left in the 2021 federal election campaign, experts are raising concerns that party leaders have not done enough to address the issues impacting post-secondary students, potentially hampering voter turnout among young Canadians. The […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 10 2021

London Free Press Nearly all students, staff fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Western University Nearly 100 per cent of students and staff attending Western University and its affiliated colleges are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to new figures shared by Western. CBC Queen’s student leaders search for answers after party-filled long weekend Student leaders at Queen’s […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 09 2021

CBC With restrictions eased and students in school, this virologist says COVID-19 could spread A virologist and immunologist at Memorial University says it’s “the perfect storm for opportunity” for COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador as tens of thousands of students return to school with fewer public health measures in place. iPolitics Youth could shape election […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 08 2021

The Toronto Star Ryerson announces new names for its newspaper, magazine Ryerson’s School of Journalism announced the renaming of the university’s newspaper and magazine. Global News UBCO students head back to class amid fourth wave A lot of university students were happy to be back on campus at UBC Okanagan on Tuesday. CTV News Eleven […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 07 2021

Global News Uvic campus party raises questions about safety A huge party at the University of Victoria is raising questions about a lack of COVID-19 restrictions, as students head back to school. CTV News Four major charges laid after massive 4,000 person party throughout Kingston’s University District Kingston bylaw says four people are facing minimum […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 03 2021

CBC Laurentian students return to campus hopeful for a more normal year Julia Brady is entering her second year as a Laurentian University student, but in many ways this fall is her fresh start. Brady spent last year living at home in Ottawa while she attended online classes. CBC UWindsor researchers land $500K federal grant […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 02 2021

CTV News McGill students protest university’s decision to not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination As McGill University starts classes for the fall semester, members of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) opted for the front lawn over the classroom to protest the school’s decision not to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to be on […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 01 2021

Global News No polling stations at Manitoba post-secondary schools: Elections Canada The president of Manitoba’s largest university students’ union says he’s disappointed post-secondary students won’t have access to polling stations on campus during next month’s federal election, but he understands this isn’t a normal election year. The Toronto Star Other countries are investing in young […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 31 2021

Peterborough Examiner Trent University student tests positive for COVID-19 A Trent University student has tested positive for COVID-19 in the first case of the virus at the Peterborough campus since about May. The PIE News Gen Z career aspirations “radically altered” by pandemic – INTO survey Some 55% of under 25s surveyed by international education […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 30 2021

CBC Your student voting questions answered Sanjay Jeram, a senior lecturer in the political science department at Simon Fraser University discusses student voting in the 2021 federal election. Winnipeg Free Press Removal of polling stations on campuses ‘sad for students’ Student leaders fear move will spark apathy. CBC Loss of on-campus voting program leads to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 27 2021

The Globe and Mail Ryerson University decides to change name amid reckoning on Indigenous residential schools Ryerson University will change its name following a recommendation from a special task force that examined the legacy of its namesake, Egerton Ryerson. The Toronto Star Indigenous historian greets Ryerson University’s plan to change its name with profound relief […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 26 2021

The Globe and Mail B.C. universities and colleges mull next steps as province fails to institute COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students Jonathan Ichikawa is polling the 131 students signed up for his second-year philosophy course on whether they feel comfortable cramming into the windowless University of British Columbia lecture hall to hear him explain the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 25 2021

CBC Young voters share big priorities for 2021 election More than 800,000 Canadians have turned 18 since the last federal election and some of those voters have big priorities including the environment, inequality and the overall economy. CBC Students tell Elections Canada to do more after it cancels Vote on Campus program Post-secondary students are […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 24 2021

The Globe and Mail Staff, students have questions about vaccine mandates on Atlantic Canadian campuses As universities in Atlantic Canada issue vaccination mandates, students and staff are raising questions about how the health orders will be implemented once classes resume, especially regarding international students. Global News Halifax post-secondary students struggling to secure places to live […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 23 2021

The Globe and Mail Housing pinch puts Canadian students in a vise Analu Gardiano set out to experience college life away from home when she came to Dartmouth from Brazil to study business four years ago. At the time, she could find nice, two-bedroom rentals for $1,000 a month. Revelstoke Review Lack of affordable housing […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 20 2021

The Toronto Star Vaccination mandates ordered on campus Manitoba’s major universities and colleges have announced COVID-19 immunization mandates in a co-ordinated effort to make the public-health measure a requirement on campuses across the province. CBC University of Toronto will now require staff and students to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination The University of Toronto has […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 19 2021

The Walrus The Shadowy Business of International Education Foreign students are lied to and exploited on every front. They’re also propping up higher education as we know it. The Globe and Mail Western Canada: B.C. and Alberta universities debate COVID-19 vaccine mandates Will universities in both provinces bring in requirements for students and staff to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | AUG 18 2021

CTV News Heading back to campus this September? Here’s how to vote This year’s federal election is set to take place after the start of the school year. And as colleges and universities prepare for in-person learning, many students will be away from their hometowns on Election Day, which falls on Sept. 20​. CBC Quebec […]