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Headlines for April 9, 2021


Times Higher Education
Canadian university’s aggressive restructuring tactics criticised

Huntington accepts separation from Laurentian, but Thorneloe sees danger to students and faculty nationwide.

Edmonton Journal
U of A institute gets $20 million funding for vaccine and virus research

A University of Alberta institute researching vaccines and viruses like COVID-19 is getting a $20-million boost over four years Premier Jason Kenney announced Thursday, making good on a funding promise in the last provincial budget.

The Toronto Star
Faculty worried about the future of University of Sudbury’s groundbreaking Indigenous Studies program

There are a few things to know about the department of Indigenous Studies at University of Sudbury, one of the federated universities on the Laurentian University campus impacted by the embattled school’s unilateral termination of the federation on April 1.

CTV News
Appeal court green-lights professor’s case against a New Brunswick university

New Brunswick’s Court of Appeal has rejected Mount Allison University’s effort to block a lawsuit by a prominent professor who says the school failed to abide by promises made to recruit him.

Black professor claims York University pushed to fire him for speaking out against racism

A tenured Black professor is speaking out against what he says is York University’s push to fire him for speaking out against anti-Black racism on campus.

The Toronto Star
She accused a university prof of sexual assault. Now he’s suing for defamation. Some fear the ‘landmark’ case could have a chilling effect

A defamation lawsuit by a novelist and former university professor against a woman who accused him of rape could have a chilling effect on future victims of sexualized violence, and the #MeToo movement more broadly, a B.C. court heard this week.

Global News
U of S project locating unmarked grave sites could aid in Canadian reconciliation efforts

Archaeology and biology students at the University Of Saskatchewan are getting hands-on experience, locating unmarked or shifted gravesites in an old Saskatoon cemetery with a variety of non-intrusive imaging and topographical technologies.

Telegraph Journal
University students hungry to return to campus after ‘weird’ year

Sarah Kohut, student president at St. Thomas University, says the pandemic has taken a toll on students’ mental health.

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