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Headlines for Feb. 19, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 19 2021

Global News
New Canadian forced to defer university education twice after lengthy government delays
A new Canadian was forced to alter his future plans in Nova Scotia after waiting nearly a year for his permanent resident application to be processed and approved.

My Prince George Now
BC Government partners with UNBC, Interior Universities for COVID-19 Research Solutions

The Ministry of Health is investing in Interior research universities across the province including UNBC to understand the harmful effects of COVID-19 and mitigate its impact on communities.

Sudbury.com
Editorial: The painful but necessary reckoning of Laurentian University

Laurentian University is a school with too many programs, too many instructors, too many managers and too few students. And not enough money.

Financial Post
Opinion: Why no one was watching the books at Laurentian University

The announcement that Laurentian University would file for creditor protection was shocking. A public university facing bankruptcy. How could this happen?

Peterborough Examiner
Accelerator services to be part of new research park at Trent University in Peterborough

A new partnership is bringing accelerator services to CleanTech Commons, a clean technology-focused research park currently under development along Pioneer Road at Trent University in Peterborough.

The Chronicle Herald
Researcher predicts labour shortage due to loss of international enrollment in universities

A recent report by the University of Calgary suggests declining international student admission may cause great revenue loss for universities and a shortage in research and development, particularly in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).

CBC
‘Zoom-bombing’ attack highlights need for anti-racism work on campus: UW student group

Students at the University of Waterloo say a recent cyber-attack on an event discussing race is highlighting the need for anti-racism work on campus.

CBC
Lakehead University campus computers remain inaccessible due to cyber attack
Computers on Lakehead University’s campus remain unavailable for use as the institution continues to deal with a cyber attack.

CBC
Quebec eyes English CEGEP admissions in bill to protect French language
The Quebec government is thinking about limiting enrolment at English CEGEPs as part of a broader plan to bolster protections for the French language, Premier François Legault said Thursday.

Global News
High-powered partnership aims to lift University of Alberta innovation to the next level

Because a great idea is not a business plan, a new program is working to turn research and discoveries from the University of Alberta campus into job success.

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