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Headlines for Oct. 6, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | OCT 06 2021

CTV News
University of Lethbridge professors criticize Alberta’s post-secondary plan in new report

The province is looking to shake up the post-secondary system in Alberta over the next 10 years with its ‘Alberta 2030: Building Skills For Jobs’ plan.

Maclean’s
Microcredentials: A mini guide to the micro college course market

Microcredentials are increasingly on offer at Canadian colleges, with short, focused courses that can help give your career a boost.

CBC
Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to 2 scientists for developing tool to build molecules

Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry Wednesday for finding an “ingenious” new way to build molecules that can be used to make everything from medicines to food flavourings.

Global News
UWaterloo launches institute aimed at sustainable air travel

The University of Waterloo has launched Canada’s first institute focused on sustainable aeronautics.

Global News
UBC Okanagan launching website to help tackle student housing crunch

Officials say it has been especially difficult for Okanagan university students to find housing this fall.

The Peterborough Examiner
Fleming, Laurier to continue diploma-degree partnership

A program that allows students to earn both a college diploma and a university degree over four years has been renewed.

The Peterborough Examiner
Fleming, Laurier to continue diploma-degree partnership

A program that allows students to earn both a college diploma and a university degree over four years has been renewed.

The Hamilton Spectator
Eager to shirk party-school reputation, McMaster seeks outside insight

It happens every year. University students make the journey back to school.

London Free Press
How social media ‘blew the lid off’ alleged sexual violence at Western University

Scathing allegations of a mass drugging and sexual assault at a Western University residence during Orientation Week go viral on social media.

London Free Press
Western University student union targets ‘systemic’ gender-based violence

Western University’s student union says it’s taking aim at a long-standing culture of sexual and gender-based violence starting with four days of activism this month.

The Hamilton Spectator
When it comes to climate, SFU students have had enough ‘bold claims and buzzwords’

Students at Simon Fraser University are threatening the school with a hunger strike until it commites to a full divestment o fossil fuels by 2025.

CTV News
Laurentian University students raise awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Oct. 4 is National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

CTV News
Get your jab on the GO at Lakehead U in Orillia Wednesday

Lakehead University students and staff won’t have to go far to get vaccinated with the province’s Go-Vaxx bus heading up Highway 11 on Wednesday.

CTV News
Public health talking to Quebec military college after cadets appear to flout mask rules

Cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) are used to following orders, but there are new questions about whether they’re doing the same when it comes to following public health rules.

The Record
University of Waterloo institute first in Canada to research sustainable aeronautics

As a kid growing up in Wiarton on the Bruce Peninsula, Suzanne Kearns used to love watching small planes fly over her house, and by age 15 she was taking flying lessons.

Global News
Dalhousie researchers release study on homelessness, COVID-19 ‘disaster’

Dalhousie researchers studied COVID-19 and Homelessness and how the two crises met and how they should be managed in the future.

Global News
Delta variant 133% more deadly than original COVID strain: Canadian study

A new study using Canadian data suggests the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus causes more serious disease and is associated with an increased risk of death compared to previous strains – dangers that are drastically reduced with vaccination.

CTV News
Without masks, 2-metre distancing not enough to prevent spread of COVID-19 indoors: study

A new joint study says that without mask wearing, a two-metre physical distancing guideline may not be enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 indoors, however, wearing a mask can reduce the contamination range of airborne particles by approximately 67 per cent.

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