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Headlines for Feb. 5, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 05 2021

The Toronto Star
Laurentian University’s plight could be a grim warning of more financial distress to come at public institutions, insider fears

Laurentian University’s dire financial straits are raising concerns that other publicly funded institutions may also be unable to survive the pandemic intact.

The Timmins Press
Sudbury column: Governments failing Laurentian and its students

There is nothing unsustainable about Laurentian University – though it has suffered poor financial management for years.

CBC
Laurentian University should have been recruiting more international students, consultant says

A consultant specializing in higher education says Laurentian University dropped the ball when it came to attracting international students.

The PIE News
Canada: Laurentian files for bankruptcy after int’l enrolments falter

Canadian public university Laurentian University filed for bankruptcy protection this week – a move that will rock the country’s international education sector for years to come.

The Huffington Post
Canada Makes It Easier For Hong Kong Students To Stay After Graduation

Canada said on Thursday that Hong Kong graduates of Canadian universities could apply for a new category of three-year work permit next week and expressed fresh concern about China’s clampdown on the former British territory.

Global News
Quebec allows CEGEP and university students to go back to class one day a week

Quebec is loosening health restrictions for university and CEGEP students, allowing them now to attend classes in person once a week.

Prince George Citizen
UNBC lays off nine in face of budget challenge

The University of Northern British Columbia will be shutting down its university advancement office, shedding nine jobs in the process, in an effort to pass a balanced budget for 2021-22.

CBC
U of A pilot project to give extra support to military veterans transitioning to civilian careers

Easing the often difficult transition for Canadian soldiers from military life to civilian careers will be the focus of a two-year pilot project at the University of Alberta.

CBC
Province’s back-to-school plan for post-secondary students earns mixed grades

Post-secondary students can start returning to campus in greater numbers beginning next week.

CTV News
University of Windsor scholarship initiative aims to support Black-identified students

The University of Windsor has developed a new scholarship initiative with a $250,000 goal to help support Black-identified students in Fall 2021.

CTV News
U of G students travelling over reading week need to self-isolate when they return

Any University of Guelph students travelling over reading week will need to self-isolate for two weeks when they return to the school.

CBC
Virtual learning adds to university students’ skills, says economics professor

Online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed university students to develop a wide array of new skills, says an associate professor of economics at the University of Toronto.

Winnipeg Free Press
Mounting misconduct

Report outlines rise in academic dishonesty at U of M.

CBC
MUN staff question return-to-campus mandate, disagree with need for doctor’s notes

Employees at Memorial University are back to campus this week, but some are unhappy with the return being mandatory, and the paperwork required to get out of it.

CBC
U of R professors come up with creative workarounds to give students virtual lab experience

Janis Dale says her feet are still frozen from digging a snow pit as part of a geology lab video she made for her students, but that it’s worth it to help the students.

The Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Q+A: Verna St. Denis is the new U of S special advisor on anti-racism

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has appointed a special advisor to its president on anti-racism and anti-oppression.

CBC
Lakehead University, Impala Canada launch new mining research project

A new research project at Lakehead University could have a major impact on the mining sector.

Global News
Queen’s University lecture hacked by ‘Zoom bombers’

Queen’s University is apologizing to a guest lecturer after a zoom event was hacked.

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