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Headlines for Oct. 18, 2021

BY TARA SIEBARTH | OCT 18 2021

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.

CTV News
‘This is the perfect time for you to be our leader’

First Nations University of Canada welcomes new President.

Toronto Star
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.

National Post
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.

CTV News
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.

CTV News
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.

CTV News
Crowds gather for unsanctioned UWindsor homecoming parties

Students at the University of Windsor hosted their own homecoming parties Saturday night.

CBC News
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.

CBC News
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.

CBC News
Cape Breton University posts surplus after first year of pandemic

Report finds most universities ended the year in the black despite COVID-19.

CBC News
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.

CBC News
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.

Global News
‘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.

CTV News
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.

Ottawa Citizen
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.

CBC News
University of Manitoba union launches 3-day strike vote

Students say they’re being caught in middle of the disagreement, affecting their education.

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