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Headlines for May 10, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | MAY 10 2021

Global News
Several U.S. colleges to require COVID-19 vaccination. What have Canadian schools said?

As universities across Canada weigh the option of reopening their doors to students come the fall semester, one question is top of mind for many students — will I need a COVID-19 vaccine to return to campus?

The Canadian Press
Some universities say no to proof of vaccination requirement

A COVID-19 vaccine likely won’t be a requirement to return to the physical classroom at some universities in September, with several large schools saying they have no intention of mandating proof of immunization for students.

The New Yorker
Did a University of Toronto Donor Block the Hiring of a Scholar for Her Writing on Palestine?

Activists refer to a “Palestine exception to free speech” in North American universities.

Global News
Western University medical grads celebrate milestone at Indigenous graduation ceremony

A tight-knit group of Schulich Medicine students celebrated their academic achievements at Western University‘s virtual Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony on Friday.

The Globe and Mail
Western University medical grads celebrate milestone at Indigenous graduation ceremony

Graduating student teachers across Ontario will be scrambling to write a math proficiency test the provincial government is making available on Monday, following a months-long delay that has prevented would-be educators from clearing a final hurdle to securing their teaching licences.

CTV News
Don’t rely on media for accurate information about Laurentian, president tells students

In his latest message to students, Laurentian University president Robert Haché advises them to check with the school for information about restructuring, rather than news reports.

Regina Leader-Post
U of R approves 2021-2022 budget with four-per-cent tuition hike

University of Regina students will see a four-per-cent hike in their tuition rates starting in September as the institution falls short of a balanced budget after a tough pandemic year.

Revelstoke Review
Human Rights Tribunal to hear complaint against UBC Okanagan for ‘mishandling’ sexual assault report

A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal hearing is set to start Monday after the B.C. Supreme Court recently dismissed a petition to prevent it from deciding on a complaint from a former student at the University of British Columbia.

CBC
Students, union slam Greene report’s proposed post-secondary education cuts

Post-secondary students and faculty are voicing strong opposition to the deep cuts to Memorial University and the College of the North Atlantic proposed in a sweeping report into Newfoundland and Labrador’s dire fiscal situation, and even the university’s head calls the proposals “impossible” to handle.

CBC
U of M celebrates biggest Indigenous graduating class with virtual powwow

The University of Manitoba had a momentous day on Saturday, celebrating the graduation of more than 500 Indigenous students — the largest cohort the university has ever had.

CTV News
UOttawa students raising money to support India during COVID-19 pandemic

The ongoing healthcare crisis in India has prompted a group of university students in Ottawa to start a COVID-19 relief movement.

The Hamilton Spectator
Tutoring done differently: McMaster students raise money for charity through pay-it-forward tutor service

Students at McMaster University are taking a fresh approach to tutoring with a pay-it-forward service that emphasizes goodwill and social justice as much as it does academic growth.

Niagara Falls Review
Tough education choices in tough times

It has been more than a year since classrooms were shut and learning disrupted because of COVID-19. The majority of students have been studying online, often with very mixed results. Instruction has been inconsistent from school to school. Teachers are burned out, as are students.

The Toronto Star
University of Toronto math professor who died of COVID-19 remembered for his dedication and passion

Whether it was for a yearlong math course or a short meeting at a conference, University of Toronto professor Alfonso Gracia-Saz had an impact on almost everyone he met.

The Timmins Daily Press
Laurentian silent on future of Northern Ontario’s medical school

The provincial government says it wants to make the Northern Ontario School of Medicine a stand-alone university, something that Lakehead University in Thunder Bay opposes.

The Timmins Daily Press
Opinion: Ottawa can help, but Laurentian a provincial responsibility — Serre

Nickel MP says he and his Franco-Ontarian colleagues have been working with federal minister to study the options available to them.

The Timmins Daily Press
Sudbury column: Laurentian’s Indigenous Studies programs fall short

Are university’s intentions genuine or just more public relations spin? So far, the answer seems to be no.

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