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Headlines for March 4, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAR 04 2021

Global News
Canada boosts science, vaccine research with $518M in new federal funding

Efforts to boost Canada’s ability to produce vaccines are among over 100 research projects receiving new federal money.

Times Higher Education
Will international recruitment survive Covid-19?

The pandemic has prompted dire predictions about international student enrolment at anglophone universities.

Ottawa Citizen
Medical students waiting for vaccines, despite front-line work in hospitals

Medical students at uOttawa say they feel like second-class citizens because they are still waiting for COVID-19 vaccines, despite working in high-risk settings.

CityNews 1130
UBC students to retake online exam because of possible cheating

Some students at UBC’s Sauder School of Business are crying foul after being told they’ll have to take their midterm exam a second time because a significant number of their classmates may have cheated.

CBC
University of Alberta students call for end to online exam monitoring

Some University of Alberta students are calling for an end to the use of online monitoring services meant to prevent cheating, as final exams approach.

Times Higher Education
Does the disembodied Zoom class boost gender equality?

Teaching online renders women’s bodies invisible, but are their talking heads really judged on a par with men’s, asks Kate Eichhorn.

Global News
NDP wants Alberta government to make changes to post-secondary budget

The Alberta NDP is calling for four immediate changes to Budget 2021 in terms of how it affects post-secondary institutions, in order to better position schools in the province’s economic recovery plan.

BNN Bloomberg
Pandemic pushes students to defer school, focus on entrepreneurship

There are signs emerging during the COVID-19 pandemic that university students would rather make their mark in the workforce than attend virtual classes.

Vancouver Sun
Researchers to study COVID-19 transmission in Vancouver schools

The study will take samples from about 2,900 teachers and staff to test for COVID-19 antibodies.

London Free Press
Western making more room for larger first-year class

A former Western University upper-year student apartment complex will become a residence for first-year students to deal with a surge in enrolment and potential COVID-19 complications.

London Free Press
No new cases in COVID-19 outbreak at Western residence

Western University and public health officials say there are no new cases associated with a student COVID-19 outbreak at the Essex Hall residence.

CTV News
Future lawyers give legal help to marginalized Ont. students and their families

Shemar Barnett’s post-secondary life of mentoring youth from underserved communities in Toronto was nearly railroaded by one false accusation in high school.

CBC
U of R physicist gets funding to help explain mysteries of the universe

A University of Regina physicist has been awarded $1.4 million to take part in a massive project aimed at detecting neutrinos to help explain the mysteries of the universe.

The Chronicle Herald
UPEI alumni offering scholarships for African students studying in P.E.I.

A group of four UPEI alumni has successfully raised three $1,000 scholarships for international students from Africa enrolling at UPEI and Holland College.

The Timmins Daily Press
Laurentian at ‘historic turning point,’ forum hears

Academics, alumni, and students made the case Wednesday for preserving the identity of Laurentian and the role it plays in the community through a virtual town hall hosted by MPP Jamie West.

Windsor Star
UWindsor adds two-year pathways to a degree

The University of Windsor science department is offering certain college graduates an opportunity to earn a university degree in two years.

Global News
Cancer research project led by Queen’s University receives more than $5M in funding

Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry François-Philippe Champagne announced that more than $500 million in funding will go towards cancer research support through the Canadian Foundation of Innovation.

Global News
University of Saskatchewan awarded $6.8M for bison conservation research

The University of Saskatchewan has been awarded $6.8 million to help conserve bison.

CTV News
London scientists secure federal funding to gain new insights into brain disease

Lawson Health Research Institute has received over $2 million from Ottawa for a project to develop better imaging tools for brain disease.

Keremeos Review
Satisfied with life? It’s likely you’re healthier for it: UBC study

Being happy and being healthy are closely connected, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.

CTV News
Saskatoon lab helps identify ‘antifreeze’ protein in fish, insects

Researchers at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. have more understanding on what it is inside certain creatures that keeps them alive in freezing temperatures.

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