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Media Scan

Headlines for Aug. 3, 2021

BY IAN MUNROE | AUG 03 2021

National Newswatch
Copyright collective can’t force tariffs on university, Supreme Court rules

A copyright collective cannot force York University to pay fees for the use of published works in the classroom, given that the school bowed out of a formal arrangement, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.

The Globe and Mail
Academics of Chinese origin warn new national security screening for research funding could lead to ‘racial profiling’

Two organizations representing academics of Chinese origin in Canada are warning that new mandatory national security assessments for federal funding of university research could lead to “racial profiling Chinese researchers as foreign agents.”

Global News
Sexual violence survivor rebukes university report

The woman who led the charge on exposing Mount Allison University‘s lack of comprehensive policy and resources to address complaints of sexual violence says she is disappointed with the report the university published this week.

Global News
Sexual violence survivor rebukes university report

The woman who led the charge on exposing Mount Allison University‘s lack of comprehensive policy and resources to address complaints of sexual violence says she is disappointed with the report the university published last week.

The PIE News
Canadian unis grapple with vaccine policies

About 23 Canadian schools are requiring students living in residence to be vaccinated – but are not mandating it on campus.

Waterloo Chronicle
University of Waterloo to add 20 new Indigenous and Black faculty members

The University of Waterloo has announced it will hire 10 new Indigenous and 10 new Black faculty members to take a step in addressing systemic underrepresentation.

VOCM
MUN president hoping enrollment will remain at similar level after tuition increase

The president of Memorial University hopes there will be no decrease in enrollment at MUN when proposed tuition increases come into effect.

Calgary Herald
‘I’m worried about my students’: UCalgary faculty call for campus vaccine mandate

Some faculty members at the University of Calgary are calling on the school to make immunization against COVID-19 mandatory ahead of the following school year.

The Province
Quarantine housing in ‘high demand’ as international students plan return to UBC this fall

The university has designated 160 units on campus for self-isolation and is partnering with hotels to provide quarantine rooms.

VOCM
MUN adopting hybrid model for fall semester
Memorial University President Vianne Timmons says the fall semester will be a hybrid model, based on the Public Health information that was available when the call was made in July.

CTV News
University of Ottawa implements mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for Gee-Gees student-athletes

University of Ottawa student athletes will need to get the COVID-19 vaccine to compete for the Gee-Gees this coming school year.

Niagara Falls Review
Brock requires full vaccination for student-athletes

All student-athletes on a varsity or club team roster at Brock University must be fully vaccinated before they can compete in the 2021-22 season.

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