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Headlines for Feb. 26, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 26 2021

CTV News
U of C suffers 6 per cent reduction in new budget, student cite ‘lack of support’

Educators at the University of Calgary will need to make do with even less this year after the UCP government reduced the school’s operating budget once again.

Calgary Herald
Budget 2021: Post-secondary sees further cuts, 750 job losses

Universities and colleges are among the few areas facing cuts in the Alberta government’s stay-the-course budget, with institutions expected to cover an increasing share of operational costs.

Global News
Students no longer part of New Brunswick campus sexual violence roundtable

Two months after the New Brunswick government announced a working group to address sexual violence at post-secondary institutions, students will no longer be part of the discussion.

CBC
How historical racism in science continues to shape the Black experience

Science is meant to be objective. In order to be trusted, it is to be free of any bias or prejudice and simply rely on experimentation, observation and conclusions.

CBC
Return to class this fall brings relief, concerns to COVID-weary UPEI students

The classroom never looked so good, as COVID-weary students contemplate a return to in-person learning this fall at the University of Prince Edward Island.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster eyes making millions of vaccine doses in Hamilton by 2022

McMaster University has signed a partnership that could lead to producing millions of doses of vaccine in Hamilton next year to fight variants of the COVID-19 virus and other diseases.

Yahoo
New Travel Measures Nightmare for International Students

Canada’s new border control measures for air travellers are turning into a nightmare for international students, said Languages Canada, a national non-profit representative for 203 accredited English and French language education programs.

Guelph Mercury
U of Guelph staff and students taking part in COVID-19 rapid testing pilot

Mobile testing clinics offered for students returning to residence after reading week.

CTV News
Small Laurentian University program fights for survival ahead of expected cuts

Ahead of expected cuts and potential layoffs at Sudbury’s Laurentian University, one small program is advocating for its survival.

The Chronicle Herald
Toronto philanthropist gives $5-million gift to Mount Allison’s fine arts program

Mount Allison University’s Fine Arts program has received a $5-million gift from one of Canada’s most notable patrons of the arts.

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