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Headlines for Sept. 10, 2021

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | SEP 10 2021

London Free Press
Nearly all students, staff fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Western University

Nearly 100 per cent of students and staff attending Western University and its affiliated colleges are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to new figures shared by Western.

CBC
Queen’s student leaders search for answers after party-filled long weekend

Student leaders at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., say they’re trying to come up with safer alternatives for young people returning to campus after a raucous long weekend that left the city’s mayor “appalled.

The Peterborough Examiner
Hybrid learning 2.0: The great experiment in post-secondary education enters its second year

As post-secondary students start the 2021-22 academic year, many of them will be walking onto campuses that haven’t seen much foot traffic since the pandemic began.

Ottawa Citizen
Researchers working to better understand pregnancy and COVID-19

During the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, Ontario hospitals began admitting growing numbers of very ill pregnant women.

CTV News
Convalescent plasma treatments don’t improve severe COVID-19 patient outcomes: study

Convalescent plasma treatments that offered some hope early in the pandemic are ineffective in seriously ill COVID-19 patients, a new Canadian study suggests.

CBC
In facing death, Concordia neuroscientist Nadia Chaudhri has built a lasting legacy and inspired thousands

There is a picture pinned at the top of Nadia Chaudhri’s Twitter page of the neuroscientist’s young son eating a mango in July 2019. The sun shines above his baseball cap and sends flares across his face, giving the photo a glittery sense of wonder.

The PIE News
Canada: students worry about unaffordable course withdrawal

International students enrolled at Canadian institutions have said they are unable to withdraw from their courses and get refunds due to college policies and visa processing delays.

CBC
Committee issues declaration on restoring university education in Sudbury

A group advocating to preserve university education in Sudbury that reflects English, French and Indigenous perspectives has issued a declaration featuring members of all three communities, outlining its hopes for the future of education in that city after Laurentian University’s insolvency..

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