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Headlines for June 21, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 21 2021

CBC
Manitoba universities, colleges not ready to return to in-person learning, despite vaccine rollout

Seven universities and colleges in Manitoba say they will not be returning to full, in-person classes for the fall even if most of the student population gets vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine by September, according to a CBC News survey.

The Sudbury Star
Laurentian board chair to complete university’s restructuring

The board of governors of Laurentian University has voted to re-appoint Claude F. Lacroix as chair for a term of up to one year.

Montreal Gazette
Concordia University to create School of Health

Concordia University has received the go-ahead to create an interdisciplinary School of Health that will start in the fall of 2022.

The Record
Province says it saved taxpayers $90M not funding new Laurier and Conestoga Milton campus

The Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities says it has saved taxpayers $90 million by choosing not to fund the construction of a dual university and college campus in Milton.

CTV News
Algoma University is planning to offer more educational opportunities in the Timmins area

Going away to university in a new city is a rite of passage for many students. But some university officials say times are changing and they must do the same.

Vancouver Sun
David Kuhl and Santa J. Ono: It’s time to reconsider our role as fathers

Opinion: Be curious about what your children think, what motivates them and who they want to be in the world. Support your kids in living their lives and not the life you wish you had lived.

University World News
Universities as agents of human and societal well-being

The Magna Charta Universitatum 2020 (or MCU 2020) was signed for the first time earlier this week in circumstances dramatically different from those which attended the signing of the original MCU document in Bologna, Italy, in 1988.

The Toronto Star
The Saturday Debate: Should Ryerson University change its name?

Egerton Ryerson was only in favour of a free education for white boys; he was not a friend to Indigenous people who he wanted to makeover in his own likeness, writes Indigenous professor Lila Pine.

The Toronto Star
Ryerson’s statue toppled because of the university’s long-standing inaction. As a 2021 graduate, I join Indigenous voices calling for a name change

I consider myself lucky to have had the resources to learn about Canada’s history of colonialism. As someone who moved to the U.S. at the age of six and returned to Canada at 17 years old, I saw Canada, from the outside, as a “nicer” more “tolerant” place.

CBC
For many young Hong Kong graduates, Canada’s new routes to immigration have turned into a dead end

When the Canadian government invited Hong Kongers to apply for a work permit that Ottawa designed solely for people from the territory, plumbing engineer Kay Pang applied as soon as he could.

The Peterborough Examiner
They qualified for Canada’s special immigration program — only to learn they won’t be able to work as they’re processed

Canada’s new immigration pathway was supposed to be a recognition of migrant workers who had worked through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vancouver Sun
Liisa Galea and Lisa Saksida: Fund science for a healthier and safer future

Opinion: Investment in research and innovation has huge implications for who will be most prepared for global crises, as we have learned from our decision to outsource vaccine production.

Global News
Research at Queen’s University has found a way to detect cancer through a blood test

GNM speaks with lead researcher, Christopher Mueller, about the test and how it works.

CBC
P.E.I. university students disappointed with virtual graduations

University students on P.E.I. who attended out-of-province schools are disappointed they didn’t get to celebrate their graduation in person.

Saskatoon Star Phoenix
U of S enrolment rises despite ‘challenging year’ for international students

A report to the University of Saskatchewan council shows enrolment ticked up slightly during a year when classes moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Toronto Star
Immunologists raise concerns on U of Guelph prof’s views on COVID-19 vaccine safety

A professor at the University of Guelph is calling on the federal government to stop vaccinating children against COVID-19 due to safety concerns; other immunologists, however, say his comments are based on misinterpreted studies and are potentially dangerous.

The London Free Press
London rents poised to rise as pandemic ends, students return

Anyone thinking about renting a new apartment in London may want to do it sooner rather than later.

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