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Headlines for June 24, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JUN 24 2021

CTV News
Canadian vaccine yields promising early results
The University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has announced positive early results from phase one trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate: COVAC-2.

CBC
Thorneloe loses court appeal in fight for survival as Laurentian University restructures

A three-judge Ontario court panel has ruled Thorneloe University cannot appeal Laurentian University’s move to do away with an agreement that saw the now-insolvent school offer select courses to Thorneloe students.

CTV News
University of Sask. suspends surgery prof who made COVID-19 claims

A Saskatoon surgeon who publicly made claims concerning COVID-19 vaccines has been suspended from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and fired by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

iPolitics
Feds to get ‘blueprint’ for fighting research espionage on Friday

On Friday, the federal government expects to receive guidelines for protecting national security, and for preventing other countries, such as China, from spying on its research projects.

The Toronto Star
Canadian government warned to expect more ‘aggressive’ cyber attacks from China, Russia

The Canadian government was warned in 2019 to expect more “aggressive” cyber attacks from the Chinese and Russian governments that will fall “just below the threshold of armed conflict,” according to a previously unreleased report reviewed by the Star.

CTV News
Climate activists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis join faculty at B.C. university

The University of British Columbia says climate activists and journalists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis are joining its faculty in the department of geography.

CBC
Indigenous community hurt amid allegations of false identity at Queen’s

Indigenous faculty and students at Queen’s University say the administration has left them in the dark as questions grow in response to an anonymous report alleging six instructors, professors and associates falsely claimed Indigenous identity.

Global News
Kingston’s Home Base Housing urges Queen’s to convert KCVI into student housing

A Kingston agency that helps those experiencing homelessness has some ideas on how to redevelop the former Kingston Collegiate Vocational Institute building.

CTV News
‘A unique opportunity’: U of G students creating videos for virtual graduation ceremonies

Amid a pandemic-disrupted graduation season, the University of Guelph has developed a unique way for graduates to cross the stage at virtual ceremonies.

CBC
2 Laurier graduate students talk about benefits of ISOW programs

Manar Naeem and Zeina Akshar — two participants in Wilfrid Laurier University’s International Students Overcoming War (ISOW) program — spoke with CBC K-W this week about their decision to leave Syria and their next steps.

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