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Headlines for Jan. 27, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 27 2021

CTV News
New work permit program for international graduates in Canada taking applications

A new work permit program for international students in Canada is taking applications starting Wednesday.

The Toronto Star
University of Guelph considers curfew after gatherings lead to COVID-19 outbreak

The University of Guelph has boosted security and is considering a curfew to help curb student parties after unauthorized gatherings led to a COVID-19 outbreak that has now hit 49 people.

Sudbury Star
Laurentian University to maintain remote delivery in spring semester

The Laurentian University Senate has voted in favour of delivering the spring 2021 semester via remote delivery.

Global News
Province invests in development, testing of Ontario-made PPE at Hamilton’s McMaster University

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, McMaster University has been awarded more than $1.2 million in provincial funding to support the research, development and testing of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Global News
Health officials urge COVID-19 testing for Halifax area post-secondary students

Health officials are urging post-secondary students in the Halifax area to get tested for COVID-19.

CBC
UBC students frustrated by proposed tuition increase while classes remain online

Students at the University of British Columbia are reacting strongly to the administration’s proposed tuition increase for the upcoming academic year.

The Toronto Star
Province pledges help for universities struggling with financial woes amid the pandemic

The provincial government is promising assistance for post-secondary institutions to help them handle the financial strain caused — or exacerbated — by COVID-19, says Colleges and Universities Minister Ross Romano.

The Hamilton Spectator
Whisper Network: Prof who helped create McMaster’s first sexual violence policy rebukes existing one

A McMaster professor who helped create the university’s first standalone sexual violence policy says the current policy is so flawed that if she was assaulted on campus, she wouldn’t ask the university to do an investigation.

Montreal Gazette
Editorial: Education and English-speaking Quebecers

A strong English-language education system, from kindergarten to university, is essential to the vitality of Quebec’s English-speaking community.

CTV News
Algoma U receives $1.98M to expand School of Computer Science and Technology

The federal government has announced $1.98 million in funding for Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie to encourage innovation and tech development.

The Kingston Whig Standard
$3M in federal funding announced for Kingston health-care innovation projects

Up to 100 skilled jobs could be created in the Kingston area to develop health innovation projects after FedDev Ontario announced a $3-million investment on Tuesday morning.

CTV News
Brain training through a computer game may be treatment for PTSD: study

A trial study conducted by Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University is using a a computer game to help reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients.

CTV News
University of Windsor named one of the top employers in Canada by Forbes magazine

Forbes magazine has named the University of Windsor as one of Canada’s Best Employers, ranking 31st of the top 300.

Financial Post
Canadian universities are spending billions more on R&D than they are making on inventions

Canadian universities spent $4.5 billion on research and development in 2018, but generated only $54.4 million in licensing income from their intellectual property that year, according to a new report.

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