University World News
Enriching international students’ experience post-COVID
COVID-19 has been an unwelcome visitor since 2020, and, like unwelcome visitors, it has overstayed. Its disruption of international education has brought international student mobility to a standstill.
‘This is the perfect time for you to be our leader’
First Nations University of Canada welcomes new President.
Biggest Ontario universities are seeing high vaccine coverage ahead of immunization deadlines
While most of Ontario’s largest universities are reporting vaccine coverage rates of 95 to 99 per cent among students as they reach or approach immunization deadlines, McMaster is lagging at 85 per cent.
Police in Ontario and Nova Scotia called to large, unruly university street parties
Police were called to deal with large, rowdy homecoming parties Saturday near Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S.
Queen’s University condemns ‘reckless behaviour’ during homecoming celebrations in Kingston, Ont.
The principal of Queen’s University is condemning the “reckless behaviour of some students and individuals” after thousands of people packed the University District in Kingston, Ont. for homecoming celebrations.
Rowdy homecoming party at Nova Scotia’s Acadia University results in arrests, charges: Police
A rowdy student party at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S. has resulted in multiple arrests and charges as hundreds gathered in the streets for homecoming celebrations over the weekend.
Crowds gather for unsanctioned UWindsor homecoming parties
Students at the University of Windsor hosted their own homecoming parties Saturday night.
Debate continues year after U of O professor’s use of N-word in class
Professor Verushka Lieutenant-Duval suspended after using derogatory term in Sept. 2020.
Acadia University’s homecoming spills into the streets of Wolfville, N.S.
Under the province’s Health Protection Act, informal social gatherings without masks and distancing are supposed to be limited to 50 people.
Cape Breton University posts surplus after first year of pandemic
Report finds most universities ended the year in the black despite COVID-19.
B.C. university staff and students ask for more clarity around COVID-19 protocols
Concerns around on-campus rapid testing, COVID exposures, and accessible remote learning supports.
How one Sask. university is working with elders to further scientific research on traditional medicinal plants
FNUniv and Mexican student team up to study plants with healing properties.
‘A new era’: Stellat’en First Nation and UBC launch medical supply drone delivery project
Stellat’en First Nation has partnered with the University of British Columbia in a year-long study to deliver medical supplies to remote communities using drones.
University of Ottawa hosting free group therapy sessions to help residents overcome fears of needles during pandemic
Many Canadians have rolled up their sleeve to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but for some the sight of a needle can cause deep anxiety.
Russell Avenue residents: We’re fed up with Panda Game violence and lack of response by city leaders
We, the residents of Russell Avenue, were dismayed to read Kelly Egan’s column and similar columns that have downplayed the chaos we were subjected to for six hours on the night of Oct. 2. We reject all assertions that the events were unpredictable or unavoidable.
University of Manitoba union launches 3-day strike vote
Students say they’re being caught in middle of the disagreement, affecting their education.