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Headlines for March 5, 2021


Some Ontario universities plan for in-person return in the fall

Some universities in Ontario have started planning for a return to in-person learning this fall as COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up.

The Saskatoon Star Phoenix
U of S expecting ‘significant increase’ of in-person instruction for fall term

While students taking courses at the University of Saskatchewan this spring and summer will continue to do so remotely, president Peter Stoicheff shared a little optimism on Thursday with the news that in-person learning will return in some capacity for the fall term.

Western researcher warns of perils of online voting

As next year’s civic elections draw closer, one researcher from Western University is warning municipalities about the perils of putting their trust into private vendors to operate online votes.

Global News
Dalhousie students take home 1st place at national engineering competition

Two engineering students at Dalhousie University hope their impressive win at a national engineering competition shows young girls interested in the male-dominated industry that the sky’s the limit.

Times Higher Education
One-fifth of the world’s top universities led by women

Number of female vice-chancellors at high-ranking institutions has reached new milestone based on THE World University Rankings data.

Black community members advocate for Black studies program at University of Windsor

Members of Windsor-Essex’s Black community say a Black studies program should exist at the University of Windsor.

MUN’s Black Student Association wants to bring education beyond February

The end of February marked the end of Black History Month, but a group of students hopes their video series exploring racism and what it’s like to be Black in Newfoundland and Labrador will raise awareness and encourage anti-racism learning all year long.

The Hamilton Spectator
McMaster University scores $35 million in federal funding for research into aging, physics

McMaster University scored $35 million from a cross-country federal funding blitz that will give Canada’s largest study on aging new tools to evaluate brain health.

‘Cells have memories’: Why men get certain ailments more than women

Men are more likely than women to experience numerous health conditions, including autism, infectious disease and immune system illness — and the reason, new McMaster University research shows, can be found in our genes.

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