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Headlines for July 6, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUL 06 2021

Global News
UNB’s new long-term care simulation lab to examine how viruses like COVID-19 spread in facilities

The University of New Brunswick cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art research facility at Saint John’s Loch Lomond Villa Monday.

Study International
Canadian Express Entry candidates now have 60 days to apply

From now onwards, candidates of the Canadian Express Entry online immigration system must submit their application within 60 days after receiving their invitation.

CTV News
Back to school in B.C.: Here’s the plan for post-secondary students

After more than a year of non-traditional learning plans, what will the first day of school look like for B.C.’s post-secondary students?

CTV News
School is out for the summer but many university students are worried about finding an apartment for the fall

“It’s incredibly difficult right now to find student housing. The big key right now is affordability,” said Madeleine Stinson, president of Dalhousie’s Student Union.

Lethbridge News Now
Masks & distancing to be “strongly encouraged” in most places at U of L, required in others

The University of Lethbridge is providing updates on its plans for the Fall 2021 term.

CTV News
New president and vice-chancellor begins at University of Regina

Jeff Keshen has officially started as the University of Regina’s new president and vice-chancellor.

The Gateway
‘The province is falling apart’: University members condemn Alberta’s ‘brain drain’ in town hall

Activists and speakers from Albertan universities are arguing that cuts to post-secondary education will lead to a diminished workforce, something they say could have lasting generational impacts.

CBC
U of S faces backlash for non-medical placements at pregnancy centre that encourages ‘gift of life’

The University of Saskatchewan college of medicine is receiving backlash for offering medical students the choice to do a placement at the Saskatoon Pregnancy Options Centre (SPOC) — an organization that says it hopes “clients will choose the gift of life.”

City News
Some B.C. university students, instructors worry about eased restrictions in fall

It will very much be something closer to normal for universities and colleges in B.C., as the province outlined details Monday on what the return to class will look like in September.

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