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.
VIDO clinches funding for Saskatoon pandemic research centre
“Whenever a new disease emerges anywhere in the world, the same day, we can start the critical work on it.”
Sask. calls money for VIDO-Intervac positive, looks for more details on other federal budget promises
Saskatchewan’s premier and finance minister say they need more time to evaluate Monday’s federal budget.
Budget 2021: VIDO in Saskatoon poised to become ‘Canada’s centre for pandemic research’
The University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) received a major booster shot in the 2021 federal budget.
Alberta post-secondary students pleased with ‘positive’ federal budget
Alberta post-secondary students say the new federal budget will help student affordability and recent graduates navigate a rocky job market.
The Hill Times
The problem is pandemics and Canadian university research is the solution
Universities are uniquely positioned to steer us out of the COVID-19 crisis and the next pandemic.
Steve Paikin resigns as Laurentian University chancellor
Television journalist Steve Paikin has resigned as chancellor of Laurentian University.
University of Sudbury bucks Laurentian’s bid to break up with federation
The University of Sudbury has filed a notice of motion to stop Laurentian University from cutting ties with it.
‘It’s a betrayal’ says Sudbury Franco-Ontarian community of cuts at Laurentian University
Sudbury’s francophone community says the cuts made to programming last at Monday at Laurentian University are a betrayal for everything they fought for in the last few decades.
Times Higher Education
Students anxious over Toronto mental health tactics
University tries to allay fears that reporting mental health issues could result in students being barred from campus.
The Globe and Mail
Firms established by DMZ incubator participants surpass $1-billion in total funding
The DMZ, a startup incubator based at Ryerson University, announced last week that companies established by its participants have collectively raised a total of $1-billion from investors since the program launched in 2010.
London Free Press
Most Western University students have moved home after COVID woes
Amid an eighth COVID-19 outbreak in less than a month at student dormitories, fewer than 20 per cent of residence students at Western University remain on campus, the school says.
Student publishes guide to Indigenous resources at N.B. archives
A St. Thomas University student hopes the guide to the provincial archive’s Indigenous resources will help educators and researchers tell a fuller story of Indigenous history and culture.
Historic Bargaining Finally Begins for SFU Research Assistants
Student workers have been without a contract, along with full health-care plans and other benefits, for 18 months.
The Toronto Star
University of Victoria women’s rowing coach resigns by mutual agreement
The University of Victoria says the head coach of its women’s rowing program has resigned effective immediately.