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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 13 2021

CBC University of Waterloo plans for 50% capacity classes in September The University of Waterloo says students can expect more in-person learning this coming September and is planning to hold classes at 50 per cent capacity. Global News USask students optimistic for on-campus return come fall disappointed in fee increase While the COVID-19 pandemic made […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 12 2021

The Hill Times Budget investments not enough to replace need for new round of COVID student benefits, says Green leader Paul Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz says the market has recovered enough to replace the benefit with actual employment, but students advocates say the jobs aren’t there yet. The Globe and Mail CSIS first alerted Ottawa […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 11 2021

Global News COVID-19 vaccine makes University of Lethbridge students eligible to win full tuition The University of Lethbridge says it’s worth a shot for students to get vaccinated before school starts this fall. The Toronto Star ‘People are dying’: Internationally trained doctors forced to sit on the sidelines as Ontario battles pandemic’s third wave After […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 10 2021

Global News Several U.S. colleges to require COVID-19 vaccination. What have Canadian schools said? As universities across Canada weigh the option of reopening their doors to students come the fall semester, one question is top of mind for many students — will I need a COVID-19 vaccine to return to campus? The Canadian Press Some […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 07 2021

The Globe and Mail U of A opens bargaining with proposal that staff pay back money already earned The University of Alberta is asking faculty and non-academic staff to take a 3-per-cent pay cut, accept reduced benefits and pay back wages they’ve already received as it negotiates new collective agreements following a big drop in […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 06 2021

CBC A year of post-secondary life during the pandemic A year like no other for post-secondary students has taken its toll on their studies and mental health. Global News Unlike many U.S. schools, B.C. won’t require vaccines on post-secondary campuses British Columbia will not require students and staff on post-secondary campuses to be vaccinated against […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 05 2021

The Globe and Mail Alberta vows to curb university’s research ties to China The Alberta government is expressing alarm and vowing to take action to curtail the University of Alberta’s collaboration with China in strategically important scientific and technology fields. Corporate Knights Canadian universities on a long road to fossil fuel divestment When the University […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 04 2021

The Globe and Mail First-ever image of COVID-19 variant supports faith in current vaccines, UBC says The first images of a mutation on a COVID-19 variant of concern have been captured by researchers at the University of British Columbia who say the photos offer some reassurance about how the virus strain may react to current […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAY 03 2021

Globe and Mail Pandemic intensifies struggles for international students at Canadian schools Last week, Canada suspended direct passenger flights from India and Pakistan, adding to the challenges for some international students from those countries. CTV News Feds formalizing request made by Ontario Premier Doug Ford to suspend arrival of international students Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 30 2021

CTV News No way universities will return to jam-packed lecture halls, Canadian researcher says A University of Calgary professor says universities need to modernize themselves and adapt to the advent of remote learning​, which isn’t going away anytime soon.​ CTV News Rise in unemployment for recent graduates of Maritime universities: report The unemployment rate for […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 29 2021

CTV News In historic first, 30 per cent of Polytechnique engineering grads are women For the first time in the school’s history, 30 per cent of engineering graduates at Ecole Polytechnique this year were women. The Globe and Mail Federal government willing to assist financially troubled Laurentian University The federal government says it is willing […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 28 2021

Inside Higher Ed Universities Must Do More to Address the Climate Emergency In the face of unprecedented crises, we should be collaborating more with the youth movement to bring about significant and lasting systemic change, Santa Ono and Grace Nosek urge. CBC Applications to Ontario universities rise for fall 2021, preliminary figures show Applications to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 27 2021

CTV News Alberta’s largest university plans for 80% in-person learning in fall 2021 The University of Alberta (U of A) will be gradually returning to in-person learning in the fall. CBC Innovative way to prevent fentanyl ODs wins University of Alberta students $100,000 A trio of university students have come up with a way of […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 26 2021

The Globe and Mail Schools raise fears about ‘further erosion of Northern universities’ The Northern Ontario School of Medicine didn’t approach the provincial government about becoming an independent university, according to the school’s president, but was pushed in that direction by the Minister of Colleges and Universities. Policy Options Why do we keep allowing cuts […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 23 2021

The Toronto Star University teachers body issues rare censure against U of T law school for ‘serious violations of academic freedom’ The Canadian Association of University Teachers Council has taken the rare step of censuring University of Toronto for “serious violations of academic freedom” over a hiring scandal at the school’s prestigious Faculty of Law. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 22 2021

CBC Lakehead and Northern Ontario School of Medicine at loggerheads over move to make medical school independent With the Northern Ontario School of Medicine possibly gaining independent university status after provincial legislation was tabled last week, academic and political leaders in the north are in disagreement over what it means for the future of the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 21 2021

iPolitics Federal budget gives indebted students a break The way hundreds of thousands of Canadians repay their post-secondary student loans could soon change in a big way. The Peterborough Examiner Young Canadians have always had it rougher when it comes to finding work — is the new $5.7-billion federal youth employment plan enough? From boom […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 20 2021

The Globe and Mail Liberals unveil budget measures to offset cost of tuition grants, make students debt easier to pay Ottawa is earmarking more than $5.7-billion over the next five years to help young Canadians pay for education and land jobs, as they grapple with high levels of unemployment stemming from the pandemic. Saskatoon Star-Phoenix […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 19 2021

CBC Student leaders cry out for support in federal budget, wary of long-term pandemic consequences For Osob Mohamed, finishing her final semester at Simon Fraser University is bittersweet. Despite feeling the accomplishment of completing her health sciences degree, she’s apprehensive what’s next for her during the COVID-19 pandemic. iPolitics Federal budget caught between third wave […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | APR 16 2021

The Globe and Mail Ontario to make two new universities following Laurentian’s financial troubles The Ontario government moved to grant independence to a medical school and a francophone university in Northern Ontario on Thursday, just days after more than 100 faculty positions and nearly 70 programs were eliminated at Laurentian University. CTV News Province to […]