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Headlines for March 31, 2022

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAR 31 2022

Global News
Concern Nova Scotia budget doesn’t have enough to help struggling students

The cost of living and attending post-secondary in Nova Scotia are continuing to climb and advocates are concerned about the lack of upfront financial support in the new provincial budget.

The Globe and Mail
Support for the international research community is crucial, especially during times of war

Over the past six months, CCI has been assembling a strategy to address the tech-talent crisis as quickly as possible.

The Globe and Mail
Support for the international research community is crucial, especially during times of war

Global participation in research is necessary to advance equity, economic prosperity, confidence in the process and results of knowledge production, and international relationships.

The National Post
As Alberta seeks to grow biotech sector, research lab led by Nobel winner makes pitch for millions in government cash

The University of Alberta’s Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute (LKSAVI) has sought $20 million to aid the “clinical and commercial rollout” of its portfolio of six vaccines and drugs, a senior official at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada said in an April 2021 memo.

CBC News
U of M earmarks $1M in bursaries for people impacted by Ukrainian war, other life events

Affected students can access funds to help them pay tuition, housing and other living expenses.

Global News
Western University unveils $600K in financial support for students impacted by Ukraine crisis

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine causing many to be displaced, Western University has announced $600,000 in new funding for globally-displaced students impacted by the war.

The Toronto Star
For a ‘safe return’ to university campuses, listen to students most affected by the pandemic

As many universities have moved back to in-person learning from online learning, this return to “normal” is reproducing ableism, racism and classism.

CTV News
Post-secondary schools prepare to lift masking, proof of vaccination rules

Just this month, Carleton University reported 221 positive COVID-19 test results, nearly 200 more than in February.

The Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Muslim students say U of S not doing enough to accommodate Ramadan fasting

The Islamic holy month falls during the university final exam period this year.

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