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Headlines for Feb. 9, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 09 2021

The Globe and Mail
Financial health of Ontario universities under scrutiny

The financial health of Ontario universities, particularly smaller schools outside the big cities, is under greater scrutiny as the provincial government threatens to impose financial oversight measures in the wake of Laurentian’s insolvency.

The Toronto Star
Laurentian debacle shows Doug Ford has learned nothing about universities

Just when life couldn’t get any worse for Ontario’s universities, one campus is on life support and another is dead on arrival. Still others are caught between credit watch and death watch.

Global News
Manitoba launches post-secondary strategy to rebound from COVID-19 pandemic

Manitoba is launching a new post-secondary education strategy with the goal of helping to grow the province’s economy, Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration Minister Wayne Ewasko announced Monday.

CBC
Manitoba vows post-secondary shakeup with work exposure for all, tuition tied to labour market

The Manitoba government wants all post-secondary students to be exposed to work opportunities during their studies, the province said Monday, announcing it’s moving forward with a shakeup of higher education that will affect tuition and the programs offered.

Brandon Sun
BU, ACC endorse new skills strategy

Several post-secondary school presidents came out in support of the province’s new Skills, Talent and Knowledge Strategy, including the heads of both Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College.

The Globe and Mail
Transforming a 70s law school to reflect changing student and social demographics

After 50 years, the University of Windsor’s law school building is getting a makeover, with new features to help move legal education into the 21st century.

The National Post
B.C.’s post-secondary ‘micro credentials’ program aims to build fast track to jobs

British Columbia is launching a post-secondary training program that aims to put students on the fast track to high-demand jobs.

Times Higher Education
Best universities for law degrees in Canada

Canada is both a French- and English-speaking country, which makes it an ideal place for students wishing to study law in a diverse, global environment.

Global News
Queen’s University applications soar for 2021 fall semester

Applications to Queen’s University from Ontario high school students have risen 14 per cent this year.

Ottawa Citizen
Zschogner: University alumni need mental health support too

Post-secondary institutions routinely solicit donations from their graduates. They should offer back some tangible support if these grads are struggling.

CTV News
Nipissing University club highlighting contributions by Black Canadians

As part of Black History Month, a group of university athletes at Nipissing University in North Bay formed a club to bring awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as honour significant northern contributions from Black Canadians.

Global News
March of the penguin protest: Calgary students set up display to fight education cuts

A snow penguin protest that generated buzz in Edmonton is now in Alberta’s biggest city.

My Prince George Now
Student unions in Prince George pushing Ottawa to knock out interest on student loans

A trio of Student Union’s in Prince George are banding together along with their provincial counterparts to try and support those struggling to pay off debt incurred from their post-secondary education.

CTV News
Western professor quits his graduation duties to protest chancellor’s Caribbean vacation

A Western University professor is stepping down from his convocation role at the school in protest of a controversy surrounding a chancellor.

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