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BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | FEB 08 2021

The Globe and Mail Canada’s visa application centre in Beijing run by Chinese police Chinese police own a company that collects details of people applying for visas to Canada and numerous other countries, giving Beijing security services a direct stake in the processing of private information provided by people planning travel outside China. CBC Return […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 05 2021

The Toronto Star Laurentian University’s plight could be a grim warning of more financial distress to come at public institutions, insider fears Laurentian University’s dire financial straits are raising concerns that other publicly funded institutions may also be unable to survive the pandemic intact. The Timmins Press Sudbury column: Governments failing Laurentian and its students […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 04 2021

CTV News ‘Easily’ a decade before Canada’s youth recover economically from pandemic, experts say The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly hard on Canadian youth and questions have arisen about how long it will take for them to recover economically, and what that will look like post-pandemic. The Globe and Mail Laurentian University’s move to restructure […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 03 2021

CTV News UVic announces full divestment of capital fund from fossil fuels The University of Victoria has fully divested its quarter-billion-dollar working capital fund away from fossil fuel investments. Ottawa Citizen Summer term will be held ‘mostly online,’ Carleton University says It was recommended that Carleton plan for a predominantly online summer term with some […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 02 2021

The Globe and Mail Facing insolvency, Laurentian University files for creditor protection Laurentian University says it is facing insolvency and has filed for protection from creditors, bringing to a head a deteriorating financial situation exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Timmins Daily Press Despite Laurentian’s problems, president remains optimistic The president of Laurentian University remains optimistic, […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | FEB 01 2021

The Toronto Star Ontario’s new French-language university scrambling to attract students after only 47 apply Ontario’s new French-language university has received only a handful of applications from high school students – including just two who picked the post-secondary institution as their first choice. Calgary Herald ‘Worst possible time’: Post-secondary associations protest province’s funding shortfalls As […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 29 2021

CTV News University students without histories of mental health issues are feeling pandemic distress: study It’s no secret that students have had a very tough time during this COVID-19 pandemic. CTV News Wilfrid Laurier University begins planning for return-to-campus in the fall After a year that forced it to pivot primarily online due to the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 28 2021

The Toronto Star Ontario bars universities and colleges from asking campus sex-assault complainants about sexual history Colleges and universities will be banned from asking campus sexual assault complainants about their sexual history or discipline them for using alcohol or drugs during any alleged incident under new rules student groups and survivors have been pushing for. […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 27 2021

CTV News New work permit program for international graduates in Canada taking applications A new work permit program for international students in Canada is taking applications starting Wednesday. The Toronto Star University of Guelph considers curfew after gatherings lead to COVID-19 outbreak The University of Guelph has boosted security and is considering a curfew to […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 26 2021

CTV News Sask. launches support network targeted at post-secondary students’ health and wellbeing The provincial government launched Healthy Campus Saskatchewan on Monday, a partnership with post-secondary institutions in the province to support students’ health and wellbeing. Montreal Gazette Students temporarily evicted from a McGill University residence “They were told they couldn’t come back to the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 25 2021

CBC Ontario’s French university receives only 19 applications from province’s students After much pushback and protest kept Universite de l’Ontario Francais alive, the new French language school has only received 19 applications from Ontario students as of Jan. 17. Globe and Mail University ‘mega’ donations of more than $10-million are on the rise In the […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 22 2021

The Globe and Mail Explore the power gap in Canadian universities The impact that universities have in this country is infinite. These institutions don’t just educate the next generation of leaders and innovators, they shape the way that Canadians understand themselves and their country. The PIE News Canada: majority of Ontario DLIs now approved The […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 21 2021

The Toronto Star International students can start their co-op work earlier as they await their permit International students who are on a co-op work term don’t have to wait for their permit to begin their job placements, according to a new policy released earlier this week by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The Province […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 20 2021

The Toronto Star Post-secondary schools offer support, but is it reaching students? Aníbal Martens arrived in Canada months before the pandemic hit and immediately asked staff at Seneca College about opportunities to engage with others in his new school’s 2SLGBTQ+ community. CTV News Western chancellor off Ontario COVID-19 vaccine task force following international travel Western […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 19 2021

CTV News Air Canada and UWindsor partnership to help international students get cheaper flights Air Canada and the University of Windsor have reached an agreement to help international students find affordable flights. Global News UBC students left scrambling for tuition after $8,300 administrative error Students enrolled in a master’s program at the University of British […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 18 2021

CTV News UBC director who travelled over the holidays resigns, citing ‘divisions in our community’ A director at the University of British Columbia who faced backlash after travelling over the winter break has resigned from his leadership role. CTV News COVID-19 worsening Canadian students’ diets, inactivity, alcohol consumption: study A new Canadian study has found […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 15 2021

CTV News International students frustrated by federal work limits during pandemic Pooria Behrouzy was honoured to be offered a full-time job as a COVID-19 vaccine support worker at Trillium Health Partners last month. Peterborough Examiner Trent University plans full return to in-person classes for 2021-22 Trent University is planning to return to in-person classes for […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | JAN 14 2021

Toronto Star Should Ontario university students return to residence? Some university and college students across the province have returned to school, but experts say campuses and residences should be closed amid the new lockdown measures. Windsor Star U of Windsor law faculty outlines anti-Black racism efforts The law faculty at the University of Windsor has […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 13 2021

CTV News N.S. universities to receive $25 million in COVID-19 financial relief from province Nova Scotia is spending $25 million to help the province’s universities manage the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. CTV News Laurentian University one of three Ontario schools to receive COVID rapid testing grant Sudbury’s Laurentian University has begun on-campus rapid […]

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | JAN 12 2021

The Globe and Mail Canadian universities, colleges urge extra precautions as students prepare to return Postsecondary institutions across Canada are asking their students to take extra precautions to ensure they don’t bring the coronavirus to campus with them when they flood back following the winter break. Times Higher Education Overseas students face financial struggles in […]